Oct 29, 2012 7:30pm PDT
embedded in it. and inside of this ellipse, you see the man who, at the very beginning of los angeles, sold ice creams even before there was a city. the river that moves central to this land base, that is first water, and then concrete, and then water again, is sort of a wish for the future. the quiva at the center, which is the home place, the oven, the womb, as it were. the little, tiny houses that represent first sonora town, east los angeles, all the way through to chavez ravine. and in the land, the sleeping giant, who represents the mexicano/latino population of this region, awakes. first sleeping as a female, then male, then a female who o has the borr hammered into her back, awakes. and her hand pours out the blood that becomes this kind of march of humanity led by a spirit warrior, who is an azteca. i guess i've always been a visual artist. i was known through high school for my capacity to draw. and as i went off to art school, i focused on painting. sculpture was also a great interest of mine. well, we've just officially joined the -- now come into the next segment of the mural p
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. >> lo primero colgar a estos, anotar el número del que llamaron . >> en los Ángeles el fbi arresta para detener ampones . >> les amenazan con llamada por teléfono , dicen que tienen familiar por ejemplo en méxico . >> información lo hacen con teléfonos con acceso a rredes sociales,para que otros la lean . >> no meter mucha información detalles , seguro social , fecha de nacimiento, mantener la información confidencial . >> en los Ángeles osvaldo borraes , univisión . >> [♪ ♪] . >> faltan 8 días para las elecciones presidenciales tendremos cobertura completa y para que usted llegue informado . >> en la bahía ciudad de richmond epicentro de batalla en urnas . >> votantes deciden si gana medida n por impuesto a las sodads . >> aasi es buenas noches en foro discuten del efecto de las sodas, hay polémica y argumentos . >> [♪ ♪] . >> por momentos música con armonia en la reunión por tema que divide, la medida n que propone poner a los negocios impuesto por bebidas azucaradas, con la o que recomienda que fondos para programas de deporte para jóvenes . >> es de richmo
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
often than those who don't. researchers surveyed 2 1/2 high school stew tens in los angeles -- surveyed 2 thaw high school students . >>> screening for breast cancer saves lives. experts say it can cause more harm than thought. independent panel confirmed findings in the u.s. and other studies the panel says mammograms saves lives of 1300 women every year but at the same time 4,000 -- 4,000 women are overdiagnosed. >>> governor brown scheduled to speak at grand opening of space shuttle endeavour exhibit in los angeles this morning the craft is sitting at its new home. eight rifed there two weeks ago 17 hours -- it arrived there two weeks ago 17 hours after schedule. after 25 missions circling the earth 4700 times the final 12 miles from the l.a. airport to the science center proved to be some of the toughest crews chopped down 400 trees to clear the path for the endeavour. in a matter of hours nasa will update us on the rover mission to mars. curiosity is almost three months into its two year mission. it has sent back images and scooped up martian sand for analysis. if everything goes a
Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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18 pies del lago michigan, los dolores de cabeza continúan en los aeropuertos, en los Ángeles esta pareja española iba a pasar su luna de miel en nueva york, pero ahora sandy canceló sus planes. >>> por cierto que las cancelaciones de vuelo superaron las cancelaciones del año pasado, cuando 14 mil vuelos fueron cancelados por 3 días. >>> ya veremos si la información, se la daremkos a los televidentes, por supuesto, para los que están pendientes de esa información, y como siempre les mencionamos, esta y otras imágenes del impacto del huracán sandy puede verlas en uvideos.com >>> es momento de nuestra primera pausa y al regresar cada minuto tenemos más información del huracán sandy, y tenemos imágenes del rastro. >>> muchos nos envían fotos y videos de la tormenta sandy, tenemos más en primer impacto, después de la pausa ♪. ♪. >>> continuamos con nuestro programa con imágenes aéreas tomadas desde nueva jersey, donde el mar dejó las casas cubiertas con un manto de agua y arena. >>>e l desastre es cada vez más palpable después que la tormenta sandy entrara en l
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
>> hoy dÍa en el noticiero telemundo, muerte y destrucciÓn el panorama que deja la sÚper tormenta sandy al paso del nores noreste del paÍs. >> sandy causa cambios en las campaÑass polÍticas pero ninguno de los dos candidatos se quedan con los brazos cruzados. >> a pesar de los millones por el gobierno invertido cada joven es mÁs drogadicto. >> inteligente y riesgoso porque un estudio vincula los telÉfonos inteligentes con el comportamiento sexual de los adolescentes. >> la ediciÓn martes noticiero telemundo comienza ya. >> noticiero telemundo con josÉ dÍaz-balart. >> estas son las vistas aÉreas de los daÑos causadoss por la sÚper tormenta que generÓ el choque del huracÁn sandy con dos sistemas invernales, ademÁs de washington, dc se encontraban en la trayectoria del lugar que ha impactado la vida de 70 millones de personas. >> en new jersey, salieron a buscar y buscar un reconocimiento en la gigantesca tormenta que cubriÓ un rayo de mÁs de 900 millas, la ciudad de atlantic city recibiÓ los primeros embates que dejÓ muchÍsima destrucciÓn y severas y nunca inundacion inundaciones. >> la temida sÚper tormenta sandy dejÓ muerte y devastacion en varios estados del noreste del paÍs. >> new jersey y nueva york siguen literalmente se reportan al menos 90 muertos y mÁs de 6 millones de hogares y hospitales y establecimientos comerciales sin electricidad aÚn no se determina el i78 pac determi determina el impacto econÓmico y las proyecciones de mÁs de 20 millones de dÓlares. >> diego arias se encuentra en nueva york, con todos los detalles. diego adelante. >> te cuento que manhattan no se conoce, con Árboles caÍdos, ventanas destrozadas y oportutÚ estamos todavÍa sin luz en gran parte de la isla y los semÁforos obviamente no funcionan lo que representa un gran peligro para los peatones y conductores que han salido a las calles, les cuento josÉ que las autoridades aÚn no conocemos con exactitud lo magnitud de los estragos que ha dejado esta gran tormenta. >> nueva york amaneciÓ literalmente paralizada y parcialmente a la oscura debido a la sÚper tormenta sandy, considerado el peor sistema meteorolÓgico en mÁs de 70 aÑos >> la verdad que es increÍble, nunca me imaginaba que pasarÁ aquÍ algo asi. vivo hace 55 aÑos. >> andruw c. y el alcalde bloomberg instalan a residentes para permanecer en hogares y obedecer las Órdenes de autoridades locales y estatales. >> tenemos un plan para recuperarnos y la recuperaciÓn ya estÁ en camino. estoy feliz de decirlo. >> 6 millones de personas se encuentran sin electricidad y otros 200 pacientes de la universidad de nueva york incluyendo unos 20 bebÉs en cuidados intensivoss tuvieron que ser evacuados debido a fallas de generadores elÉctricos algo parecido ocurriÓ en el hospital, en el condado de brooklyn. >> el agua que saliÓ. >> y acabÓ con todo estÁ lleno de agua. >> todavÍa hay varios fuentes cerrados o que solamente se utilizan para labores de emergencia, tambiÉn se registran severas inundaciones en 7 tÚneles subterrÁneo y cuanto tiempo tomarÁ la recuperaciÓn. la paralizaciÓn afecta a 5 millones de personas que utilizan diariamente para ir a trabajar y movilizarse alrededor de la ciudad. >> trabajan normalmente, ahora la gran interrogante es como harÁn los millones de trabajadores que tienen que venir aquÍ hasta manhattan para venir a trabajar si no hay metro, las calles estÁn cerradas y es el gran reto josÉ. >> diego arias reportando en nueva york, muchÍsimas gracias. por cierto los residentes de estas vivienda s de queens, les quiero mostrar se llevaron una de las peores partes un voraz incendio destruyÓ unas 80 viviendas las llamas se propagaron con la ayuda de los vientos y la tormenta que hicieron muy difÍcil las labores de bomberos y las brigadas de rescate ocurriÓ en el sector playa playa players. >> un dique que dejÓ 3 localidades prÁcticamente bajo agua, se informÓ de acumulacion de varios pies de agua y mÁs de 2.000 evacuados, nadia torres con los detalles. >> el huracÁn sandy dejÓ a su paso una tela de devastaciÓn se encuentran con el agua hasta el cuello debido a las fuertes inundaciones e >> abrazados a sus mascotas varios se han visto forzadas abandonar sus hogares por el nivel de agua podrÍa seguir aumentando en las prÓximas horas. >> horrible, horrible. una pesadilla >> todo muy rÁpido que ni siquiera nos quims cuenta. >> ha sido un esfuerzo sin precedente, la guardia nacional estÁ asistiendo la policÍa y al personal de emergencia local y estatal para auxiliar y rescatar a cientos de personas que se quedaron atrapados. >> los rescatados fueron traÍdos al condado en donde ademÁs de provisiones existen servicios de primeros auxilios. >> la situacÓn estÁ mala por allÁ, el agua llega por aquÍ esta vez se metiÓ en la casa en donde nunca se metiÓ agua: >> el sistema del panorama los residentes para sus casas <.> >> lo material que se pierde y bueno, aunque sea estamos bien todos. >> ¿quÉ perdiÓ? >> todo. todo. >> pero bueno, que se harÁ lo importante es que seguir adelante y ser optimista. >> gracias a nadÍa con sus reportes las labores de rescate constante en las Áreas afectadas, los socorristas utilizan todo tipo de estrategias y equipos necesarios para salvar vidas y ponernos al tanto de esos esfuerzos nos vamos en vivo con isolda, buenas noches. >> que tal josÉ. >> a oscuras estamos muy cero quitada en donde entrÓ el ojo del huracÁn sandy en atlantic city en donde todo fue devastaciÓn. el gobernador cristi no exagera cuando describe los estragos que causados por sandy como algo no imaginable que supera las expectativas y el ojo del huracÁn entrÓ por las costas de atlantic city que se caracteriza por casinos sin embargo, es un lugar completamente desolado do en penumbra y estÁ totalmente inundado y prÁcticamente no habitable, mÁs de 2 millones de personas en el estado de new jersey conocido como el estado jardÍn han quedado sin electricidad incluido el lugar en donde estamos, las personas que dicen que no saben cuando tiempo tomarÁ porque dicen ellos que jamÁs habÍan visto algo de esta magnitud: >> el ofrecpresidente obama ha decidido lo que vendrÁ a visi r visitarlo y evaluar los daÑos causados por sandy que ha destruido casas, comercios y todo lo que ha encontrado por su paso. >> difÍcil nifkmente un panorama d desolador y todas las personas involucradas podemos escuchar en estos momentos las si arenrenas las personas que recogen y cuando el mar se metiÓ en new jersey. >> regresamos contigo ahora a los estudios josÉ. >> isolda p. desde new jersey y ahora hablando del gobernador en medio de la devastaciÓn. la disputa del gobernador. lorenzo el gobernador cristi crÍtico alcalde porque se fueran a refugios en vez de alentarlo para abandonar el Área por su parte el alcalde dijo que su ciudad siempre estuvo el plan pd contingencia. >> una foto que verÁn ahora fue tomada hoy dÍa la carretera 12 de carolina del norte, quedÓ completamente destruida por la lluvia constante, la vÍa pÚblica cero de la costa no se puede transitar. >> en carolina del norte al menos una persona muriÓ y en el famoso barco que se hundiÓ, miren el Último informe indica que continÚa desaparecido, se trata de la serie europiratas d caribe. habÍa skwaalido. >> aÑos era ademÁs de daÑos y pÉrdidas humanas, sandy provocÓ la perdida de mÁs de 18.000 vuelos, varadas y sin poder viaj viajar, maÑana habrÁ aproximadamente 1875, por ahora el aeropuerto en el Área tri-estatal de washington, dc continÚan fuera de funcionamiento. >> al regresar en sÓlo segundos veremos como la sÚper tormenta cambiÓ el rumbo de la campaÑa electoral en los estados unidos frment >> mÉxico revela datos sobre el para re organizar la agenda con todo lo sucedido. >> en la versiÓn capitalina que incluye suburbios comienzan las obras de limpieza. >> no he parado de trabajar, causÓ calles inundadas y Árboles caÍdos daÑando casas, autos y t tumbando postes elÉctricos dejando a muchos sin electricidad en medio de temperaturas frÍas. >> lo que ha pasado podrÍa haber sido mucho sem peor. >> en la casa blanca se reuÍa con su equipo de emergencia y vis t visitÓ lo cruz roja. >> el mensaje al gobierno federal no es burocracia y entregar los recursos necesarios >> a los gabe doresobernadores s no necesitaban. >> la sÚper tormenta la reÑida contienda e presidencial, obama suspendiÓ los eventos de campaÑa. >> si el presidente mandatario hace lo que tendrÍa que ser o percibir estÁ haciendo lo que tendrÍa que hacer es totalmente ganancia para Él. >> el lugar de un discurso polÍtico celebrÓ la el espÍritu de los estadounidense y convirtiÓ el evento en recaudar donaciones. >> el candidato romney tiene que Únicamen Únicamente mantenerse a la distancia mostrando que sÍ entiendo de el dolor, que sÍ entiende la tragedia sin que se haga polÍtico. >> sin embargo, sobre la agencia federal de manejo de emergencias. >> dijo que los estados podrÍan manejar mejor los desastres naturales y sugiriÓ que laborar se podrÍa privatizar >> si hay que dar mÁs recursos a los estados y no recursos en washington que sabe la gente en washington de las calles de nueva york >> en medio de la discusiÓn sobre el rol del gobierno en situaciones como estas, el gobernador republicano de new jersey flt. >> aplaudiÓ el liderazgo del presidente obama. >> aunque romney y obama no estÉn directamente ahÍ representando al presidente, mientras tanto que ann romney estÁ representando a su esposo. >> hay quienes dicen que podrÍan haber cambios a raÍz de la sÚper tormenta: >> esa pregunta comienza a estar el prÓximo martes son las elecciones y temen que en algunos lugares de la costa este aÚn no se habrÍa restaurado la electricidad pero solamente el congreso de los estados unidos podrÍa cambiar la fecha de las elecciones y han dicho que es poco probable y no solamente se reali realiza la elecciÓn presidencial si no elecciÓn locales, alternativas dicen que serÍa por ejemplo extender las horas del voto anticipado y tambiÉn el mismo dÍa de las elecciones extender las horas de las personas que podrÍan ir a las urnas. >> se votÓ hasta bajo guerra en la guerra civil. >> muchÍsimas gracias desde washington. >> nunca se ha realizado efectivamente. >> al regresar. en tan sÓlo segundos porque y como aparecen los menores de edad en un informe de consumo de drogas en mÉxico. >> lo que dice un >> en la guerra contra el narcotrÁfico el gobierno dio a conocer el porcentaje de la poblaciÓn que consume drogas, algo que no creciÓ demasiado, sin embargo, a muchos les preocupa el crecimiento del consumo de drogas y alcohol entre menores de edad, raÚl torres informa. >> es la ofrenda para el dÍa de muertos y es la realidad, renÉ no es su nombre pero asÍ lo llamaremos, tiene 16 aÑos a los 12 comenzÓ a drogarse >> renÉ estÁ en recuperaciÓn es uno de los adictos de la un cuesta nacional de adicciones. el presidente felipe calderÓn la presentÓ como una buena noticia. es que ademÁs de la guerra para el narcotrÁfico fueron invertidos 507 millones de dÓlares en recuperacion, apenas se pasÓ a 1.8 es decir, que uno de cada 10 mexicanos utilizan drogas. >> lo que era preocupante en el consumo de drogas ilÍcito se detuvo. >> pero en el albergue casa liberaciÓn aumento el nÚmero de enfermos que son cada vez mÁs jÓvenes. >> la recepciÓn de los jovenes tanto de hombres y mujeres es entre los 16-20 aÑos. >> el plan del gobierno sn disminuir el 10% de consumidores de drogas mientras tanto que no se logrÓ, lo peor de todo es que el consumo aumentÓ entre mujeres, adolescentes y niÑos. >> aquÍ todos quieren salir del infierno, edgar despuÉs de 5 aÑos dejÓ el alcohol. es que su consumo mo deja de crecer en la poblaciÓn paso de 5 al 6 frme.2 >> no quisiera volver hacerlo. >> aÚn asÍ en esta casa solamente quieren volver a empezar. >> en mÉxico, raÚl torres, telemundo. >> en california un sestudio sugiere que serÍan involucrarse en comportamiento sexuales de alto riesgo, tienen mayores posibilidades de buenscar o ser solicitados por encuentros sexuales por internet, recomiendan a los padres estar mucho mÁs involucrados con sus hijos. >> en otro tema el museo de ciencia de california inauguraron el museo permanente de endeavor , permanecerÁ hasta el 2017 y despuÉs pasarÁ a un espacio permanente que estÁ en construcciÓn como anexo del mismo museo, hace poco causÓ sensaciÓn cuando fue transportado. hasta llegar al museo de ciencias. >> para todo el pÚblico y mÁs en los Ángeles el transbordador rement aprendizaje que los seres humanos puedan lograr. >> durante 20 aÑos realizÓ 296 dÍas en el espacio como parte clausurado programa de transbordoes de la naciÓn. >> al regresar le voy a decir en con todo. bueno, lo que sucede. >> ahora con la tempestad que ocurre al mismo momento en las mismas horas. en la marea alta, tenemos un doble empate, causÓ anoche inundaciones hasta el sur de la florida, estos dos eventos si estÁn relacionados. pero segÚn los expertos la alerta del tsunami en hawai el domingo, las replicas que cristal brown sintiÓ ayer en su casa en can a canadÁ. >> no tienen nada que ver ni con la sÚper tormenta sandy en el noreste de los estados unidos ni con las lluvias torrenciales que se reportan desde argentina. >> no te ayuda en nada hasta italia que tienen a venecia bajo agua. >> es notable el nÚmero de eventos pero ya que tenemos tantos millones de personas es mÁs o menos normal. >> mÁs cuando la tormenta sandy azotÓ 7 estados y no estÁ acostumbrado a huracanes. >> es muy difÍcil contemplar un impacto de una tempestad gigante, >> segÚn el centro nacional de huracanes, sandy que se combinÓ trayendo wl trayendo lluvia y nieve, generando lluvias e inundaciones. >> los cientÍficos podrÁn controlar el clima y como nos preparamos para los fenÓmenos como por ejemplo la temporada de huracanes que fue sxend da de junio a noviembre, se podrÍa alarmar mÁs. >> telemundo. con eso llegamos al final de la ediciÓn, gracias por el privilegio de dejarme ser pa
Oct 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
>>> back now with more of "today" on this tuesday morning, october 30th, 2012. you're looking at some of the images of wrath of sandy, a massive storm that started as a hurricane and has hammered the northeast and new england, major flooding. a lot of wind damage, and massivwer outages that could take days or longer to restore. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. just talking in the last half hour how the sun came out. what a difference 20 minutes makes in midtown manhattan. >> two minutes ago we had a major downpour behind us, the wind picked up considerably, one of our cameras blew over, but if you look at the satellite image of the aftermath of sandy which is now just a mass of clouds and rain you see we for the next day or two, we'll be dealing with these kind of stray gusts of wind and rainstorms, so this is something i heard one forecaster say we'll deal with the high winds and the gusts of winds through tomorrow night into thursday, but, again, it did just get dark here, and we had a lot of rain over the last couple of minutes. >> tide still coming in, flo flooding, storm surge still a problem. >> the death toll from this storm has risen to 17 people from seven different states n.queens just outside new york city, dozens of homes have been lost in an overnight fire. it is still burning this morning. we'll have the latest on that straight ahead. >> and a lot of people are asking us questions. they want to know what's going on. we'll be answering them a little bit later. if you want to send us a question, tweet it to us and use the #sandytoday. want to check in with al at his post in point pleasant beach, new jersey. this is close to the point where sandy officially made landfall last night. al, good morning again. >> well, good morning, guys. and as you look down, there's atlantic beach, the atlantic ocean, and there's dunes there. i was standing on those dunes. they came down about 8:00, and the ocean came rushing in, and you see the aftermath. sand as far as you can see. flooding, too, down the block here. it's a real mess, a real mess here. let's look and show you what we've got as far as the latest on sandy. right now it's about 90 miles west of philadelphia. it's got 65-mile-per-hour winds. it's moving west northwest at 15 miles per hour. the wind gusts, again, a big problem. 86 in parts of massachusetts and 90-mile-per-hour wind gusts in islip yesterday. annapolis 69-mile-per-hour wind gusts, and then as we take a look at what we're looking at as far as winds today@'8 we've got damaging winds stretching from bangor, maine, as far west as michigan and as far south as atlanta. wind gusts of 55 to 60 miles per hour, and look at what we're going to be dealing with over the next 24 to 36 hours. detroit gusts of 36 miles per hour, new york 40 miles per hour and washington 42. by wednesday they have died down, but you can still say pretty gusty in the northeast and even as far back as detroit, about 22 miles per hour. highest water rises reported in, brooklyn up to 12.5 feet. bridgeport, connecticut, 9.9 feet. the battery where we've seen so much damage, almost 10 feet of water. we had a record-setting wave height at sandy hook, new jersey at 10.5 feet. the rainfall was just tremendous, south of the city, upwards of a foot of rain, and that's going to continue, and the rain will finally start to die down. we'll pick up more rain into new england, about 2 to 3 inches of rain, some areas as much as 5, and a blizzard still going on in the mountains of west virginia and western virginia. we're looking for another 1 to 2 feet of snow, so this thing is -- has been a monster, and we're going to continue to deal with it for at least another 24 hours. savannah is this. >> at the moment has earned the title storm of the century. al, thank you. now to the historic flooding in lower manhattan. enmorales is in battery park city this morning. natalie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning again to you, savannah. the worst may be over. it is a new day, but clearly the aftermath of sandy will be with us for a while. as you mentioned, flooding still a major concern, particularly in coastal new jersey as well as coastal connecticut as well, where you heard the governor speaking about the situation there. now, millions are without power all up and down the eastern seaboard, and we could be without power for at least up to a week, if not longer than that. as you mentioned, this is being called the storm of the century, and clearly sandy has lived up to the hype. waves pounded the new jersey coastline, destroying parts of atlantic city's historic boardwalk. >> this storm has everyone has been saying it's not like any storm we've ever seen before. >> reporter: sparks flew from a con-edison explosion in manhattan, and snow fell in western virginia and tennessee, all scenes from super storm sandy also known as frankenstrom or the storm of the century. >> this water is swallowing this neighborhood. >> reporter: it was downgraded late monday to a post-tropical cyclone, but when it hit land at around 8:00 p.m., with winds of up to 90 miles per hour, no one was spared its wrath. >> now we're seeing hurricane force wind gusts, and this is really pushing the atlantic on to the beaches here in north jersey. >> reporter: millions of people in more than half a dozen states experienced devastating flooding, and over 7 million homes lost power. raging fires spread across the tri-state area. in lower manhattan, the lights went out in the city that never sleeps. the power outage caused evacuations of some of the city's most vulnerable. over 200 patients were carried down stairs and out of nyu's langone medical center, including babies in critical care. a building was ripped apart, left exposed to the storm, and a construction crane hung by threads 80 stories above the ground. >> unless you own a submarine, there is no way you're getting out of new york city. >> reporter: and there is no getting in. >> what looks like a river is actually the fdr drive. >> reporter: water gushed through the city, covering everything from ground zero to the brooklyn waterfront and the new jersey p.a.t.h. train. the mta chairman spoke to the historic damage saying the new york city subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. >> we need to keep the roads clear. do not drive. let me repeat that. please, do not drive. >> reporter: as day breaks, the recovery effort begins, but the extent of the damage from this deadly storm remains to be seen. here in the financial center of new york as well as the world's financial center, the new york stock exchange will remain closed for a second day. as you heard, bridges and tunnels, some of the major bridges and tunnels here in new york remain closed as well, except for the lincoln tunnel which is the only access point really into the city, major access point into the city, i should correct myself there, matt, and also important to note that it's still rough going around -- in and around so if you can, stay home. probably advisable to do so as well. matt? >> good advice. natalie morales in lower manhattan, thanks very much. >> to our east on new york's long island, flooding and wind damage also widespread and residents of long beach are being told not to drink their tap water this morning. nbc's mara schiavocampo is there. mara, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. you know, the rain has stopped, but we are still getting pounded by very high winds. that's actually why i'm wearing these glasses because we're getting blasted from the sand coming in from the beach. yesterday during high tide this ocean moved through the town like the colorado river. it was raging. one resident said that it had a fury, and what it did was caused a tremendous amount of flooding, and when it receded, this is what it left behind. want to show you what it left behind. a plow came back to create access for vehicles and left this mound of sand that was left behind the water that came in. this is a city street. right now it's totally and completely a beach, and it's like this for blocks and blocks inland. i want to show you some of the damage here to property. you can see that when that water came rushing through town, it caused a tremendous amount of damage, at least up to one story. all of these vehicles that you're seeing, they weren't parked here. they floated here. they were brought here by the force of that water, and it's just reduced these garages to beams and pieces of splintered wood. this really highlights the major concern that officials here and the reason that they set up a mandatory evacuation for this area, because this area in particular was getting storm surge, not just from the ocean on one side, but also from the bay, so there are reports of considerable flooding all over town, and also of power outages. approximately 850,000 homes without power right now, and the power authority is warning that it could be up to ten days before that comes back. the other concern, especially with these winds still as high as they are, we're now in high tide again, and we can see, you know, the beach is not very far. it's about three blocks away. we can see that water churning and still very, very active and the concern is though it's receded for now, there could be a second wave of flooding, if you will, and could exacerbate the problem here for people who are trying to clean up. we have also seen some damage from these high winds, so it wasn't just the flooding. we have seen roofs peeled back, some damage to roofs and windows, furniture strewn about and the like. a lot of cleanup here in manhattan. >> mara schiavocampo on long beach in long island. talk about people being without power for seven or ten days. we're entering november here, and it gets cold at night in this part of the country. those people will have issues over the next week or so. >> no question about it. we'll have more of our coverage on sandy in a moment. first some other news headlines to get to. we've got tamron hall over the news desk for natalie. good morning. >> good morning. sandy's sting is being felt on the campaign trail as well this morning as analysts fear that the extreme weather could disrupt voting in key swing states, including virginia and ohio. no u.s. presidential election has ever been delayed or cancelled in our nation's history, but congress has the authority to do so. there's also been concern that the storm could delay friday's release of october unemployment numbers. the last jobs report before the election. as of this morning the labor department says it does intend to have those numbers available friday. meantime, both president obama and mitt romney have put their campaign trips on hold because of the storm and the need to deal with this aftermath. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon, two pre-schoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped without being harm. the cause of this crash is still under investigation. >>> a shuffle for apple executives after some embarrassing software glitches and retail staff cuts. software chief scott forestall will be leaving next year. the reason, reported lit glitches in apple maps which gave users some faulty directions. >>> a new study out today in "atlantic journal" shows while mammograms provide a life-saving diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, they also cause doctors to treat some women unnecessarily. the british panel found that for every life saved, three women are overdiagnosed, treated for cancer that would never have threatened their lives. >>> the u.s. geological survey says a magnitude 6.2 earthquake off the west coast of canada last night was a strong aftershock of the more powerful 7.7 quake that struck the same area saturday night. there have been nearly 80 aftershocks registered in the area off british columbia. no reports of any significant damage. >>> a new report shows that all of those extra fees you pay to fly really do add up. in 2011 airlines made $32.5 billion in those a la cart fees charging flyers to check a bag or board early. that by the way, is an 11% increase from the previous year. >>> the retired space shuttle "endeavour" opens to the public today in los angeles. visitors can now see the 122-foot long orbiter for themselves after it went cross-country, piggybacked across the country, 11-mile journey through the streets of l.a. as well. "endeavour" spent a total of 296 days in space and circled the earth more than 4,600 times. can you see it for yourself on the next family vacation. it is now 12 minutes past hour. back to matt and savannah. something fun to think about. >> yeah. >> that would be an awesome family vacay. >> all that circling around the earth was easier than getting it through the streets of los angeles, a tough trip, really was. >>> back to new jersey and the shoreline where al is standing bit. al? >> hey, guys, when you see this sand, this isn't just a little veneer of sand this, goes down about six inches deep. i mean, it is a lot of sand, so you can imagine the effort that it's going to take to get all of this off the streets. i mean, it's just really mind boggling to think about it. you get a sense of the power of water. let's show you what we've got going on today. can you see on the u.s. satellite radar, you can see the swirl that still is sandy in the northeast, but if you look to the northwest, there's a lot going on there, too. big storm coming onshore. it is bringing a lot of rain to the pacific northwest. one to two inches and some areas three inches in mountain snows. southwest, plenty of sunshine and a beautiful day. sunny and warm through the gulf coast, but, again, the windy conditions extend down into central georgia, the effects of sandy still being felt. that's what's going on around >> good morning. conditions will improve as we head through the day today. temperatures in the 40's today. the wind still make just up >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, something that a lot of children may be thinking about in the wake of hurricane sandy. what's to come of halloween? and if there isn't going to be one, how do you talk to your kids about it. that's right after this. but what about your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. go now for olive garden'sve to. new dinner today, dinner tomorrow. two dinners for two nights just $12.95. choose one of five entrees tonight. then take home a different entrÉe for tomorrow. two nights of deliciousness for just $12.95! go olive garden. too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> well, as the storm slowly runs its could, a lot of kids on the east coast have one question what. will happen to halloween. "today" contributor elizabeth mayhew is a lifestyle expert. good morning to you. >> boo-hoo. >> talk about boo-hoo. presumably many, many events will be cancelled. >> actually this ironically happened last year, too. there was a big snow storm, and most of halloween was cancelled so the big question is mother of the obviously you're not going to send your kids into a dark neighborhood. that is -- that is the real trick, so you need to check with your town. you need to follow the local news to see what's going on. most malls are closed. even other places that sometimes absorb the trick-or-treating, a lot of them are shut down. >> it's the day before. >> rate. >> at what point do you tell your kids doesn't look like we'll have trick-or-treating this year. >> i think it's good to have a plan "b." having something to substitute and make it fun. a lot of kids are very happy because they have missed two days of school so there is some recompense in that. there is a plan "b," that this is a possibility and maybe can you make it up. a lot of the big parties are going to be cancelled. some of the smaller parties might be happening, so maybe gang together with friends, and there's certainly things that you can do as a community to come together and make it fun for kids. >> this is a time to get creative with the kids which is where you come in. so you have an idea called chunk and treat. what do you mean by that? >> this is a big trend. i already know some people in new jersey who have already organized this whether it's a cul-de-sac or neighborhood, people come together and bring their cars out provided you can drive. you bring the cars together, you put candy in the trunk and kids trunk or treat. >> what about indoors, i'm sure you could have the child dress up in his or her costume. >> absolutely. invite some kids, friends over, have them dress up. i like to do a safe jer hunt so just follow what you would maybe do for an easter egg hunt and hide the candy around and let them go and fine it. alot is getting the candy and sort it. my brothers and sisters and i used to like that. >> by sort it you mean fight over it. and you have a craft idea. what happened to the milk carton and cereal idea. >> for those of us stuck in the house eating all the halloween candy, glue it, have gun, decorate it, whatever it might be. you clean it out, and start gluing away. >> gluing away. >> that means you can probably still eat the wrapped candy but not the candy corns. >> like a gingerbread house but doing it with all y candy. again, something fun to do, and if you're indoors and have a lot of time and there's no electricity, nothing like candy, cereal box and some glue to get you going. >> one thing a lot of people have right now is time. elizabeth mayhew, thank you. we're back with more coverage of the storm, but first these messages. 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Oct 30, 2012 12:30am EDT
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. hurricane thin the is not only wreaking havoc which residents, but it has forced an awkward pause one night before the election. we have a look of the state of the race and how it has impacted the campaign schedule with jonathan martin. as polls continue to tighten, the race could boil down to not just a handful of swing states but to a handful of counties within those states. >> there is a saying dr. king had that says it is always the right thing. we know we are only about half way to defeating honker. region in h-- walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: as hurricane sandy continues to churn, our thoughts are with those who are dealing with loss of power. it has created an awkward situation with the presidential campaign just days to go. we are grateful jonathan martin joins us this evening. good he is the senior reporter for public ago. thank you for being here. fellowalk about the citizens impacted by
Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
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mountain snow. the canadian rockies may see as much as 30 centimeters of snow. getting up to 25 in los angeles, 24 in houston. temperatures very chilly. look at this only 9 degrees in chicago. 13 in toronto and 8 degrees in washington, d.c. it will be much cooler than these actual numbers. here is the extended forecast. >> that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks very much for joining us.
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am PDT
cracks in the wall you can put your hand in because it wasñr built on an oold garbage dump. >> we're talking about this on i theoretical issue. sit okay to build? is the richmond a good place. we have to say are you on top of an old farm pond or creek or garbage dump? it can have profound impacts in the settlement over long term and if there's an earthquake, that can amplify the ground shaking; is that right? >> absolutely. it can affect the behavior of the home. one of the things pat brought up is the wide garbage door opening i guess it's an issue you guys call soft story? >> exactly. >> what is that? >> it means the upper floors are rigid and in an earthquake the building will wanted to drift sideways a certain amount. if the upper floor the rigid and it doesn't occur there, it occurs on the first floor and if it leans so far the build willing lose stability and collapse. that's one of the projects the city is working on to try to come up with an economical efficient way to retrofit the doors so they don't become projects unto themselves. >> i think there's a limited likelihood in the middle of the block, buildings are going to collapse. you have buildings on either side holding it up but it's going to pound -- >> the term pounding was used a lot and it was in reference to the marina district ton homes in the corner were pound upon by the ad jay sent street. >> out into the street. >> either they fell into the street or they -- they basically collapsed into the street. >> these soft story building where you might have option for garbage doors or commercial window displays. >> at the corner. >> or you might have other uses on the corner where you have soft, basically big openings are a problem at the corner and you have vulnerability in both direction. now you have harvey the wonder dog, butÑi you might want to shw what we're working on. >> install these clips on thega. >> into the door,Ñi not the fra. >> and i've installed this already at my house to try it out. we've done preliminary testing and it gives us fantastic loading and cost meÑi $5Ñi to purchase and install theñrÑi cl. >> as theúwzll push this is way itÑiçó france fers the force -- transfers the force. these doors are strong, 3 ork 4,000 pounds. >> and the load goes down to right here. >> and you're basically jamming the garage door into the frame. i1ñ even the door with windowsçó and louvers, is stronr than the frame around it and what actually was failing was the building, not the garage door. >> make shoo you are you explain you don't attach it to the door because you won't be able to open the door. >> so we'll be trying to present some information on how we do it and make recommendations when we finish the testing in the next omonth or two. the city is looking for ways to cost effectively retrofit building. this are other things you should do that are cost effective. >> the important point to make is we're all striving to make our homes more earthquake resistant, not earthquake proof. we cannotÑi earthquake proof lie we can waterÑi proof jackets and rain coates are water proof, but our home and property can be made to be resistant and the more recent codes are -- allow us to be more earthquake resistant than the older codes. >> that'sç"right. nothing is earthquake proof. some people build buildings thaó are designed toñr be continuousy operational, even after anÑi earthquake,çó very expensive. >> just hospitals and schools and places that have to be operate. >> all we can do is reduce the impact of earthquakes. >> those are new buildings. on existing homes there,'s the garage door basing your water heaters, adding anchor bolts, plywooding or strapping your posts. on a house like this with this clipping, what can do, what i've done for probably less than $5,000 get a reasonable comfort level, your house will be damaged but sleeping there at night. >> we can reduce the impact of earthquake so get back to so-called normal life as quickly as we can. one of the elements is having people be able to stay in their homes. >> instead of on the street. >> one of our serious goals. we'll move on to other interesting areas of the city. welcome to the mission. >> yes. >> this is frank's home. >> i grew up in the mission. in fact i grew up a couple blocks up the street, forest and 18th. >> we were talking ability issues of earthquake safety have to do with a number of things. the soil you're on, how strong or vulnerable your building is and of course, they have to do with what the earthquake is whether it's a little shakera big one on hayward or san andreas fault. >> remember at the beach we talked about the hazards associated with earthquake, the liquid faction, lateral spreading -- [sirens]. >> we're standing at 18th and valencia and if you notice the street slopes down and to the south the street slopes down, so we're at a low point. the low point was the old channel of rye owe dolores or river of pain and emptied into mission creek which fed mission bay. >> it came up the street on 18th street and we're walking down. >> from 18th and market right on down and emptied into what was a trib tear of butary of mik and because of that, loose sands were deposited and these loose sands were under the water in 1906 who the violent earthquaking occurred, the santdz lick -- sands liquefiedd flowed laterally. half a block up from this spot was the valencia hotel the famous picture where you see the second story became the ground floor. >> we'll walk up there in a second. frank, what happened to the creek? did it get filled with sand when people built the mission? >> it's still there. actually, the city and county of san francisco filled many the creek and put in large sewers and the large sewers underground that actually collect the water and of course, valencia point -- >> so it's channelized underground and dumps out towards mission. >> not all of it. the issue is still the same. the loose sand is still present so in the next major earthquake, we can expect to see the same types of movement that occurred in 1906. >> people say what kind of effect are we having from the earthquake and it's going to be the same types of things that happened in past earthquakes and same location. >> you can go to shot well street which in '0 '6 there are great shots of the victorian tilted over. in '89 when i was working for you they had torn down the victor i can't answer andÑi buit edwardians, so same thing. so two out of two -- >> same area, same thing. >> most of the new developments that are occurring many the mission district, including affordable housing projects, they are conscious of their poor soil conditions and have improved the ground so the ground will perform better and the structures will be much more earthquake resis teant. >> there's a disparity -- basically anything built after the '70s and on, and construction before that really didn't have a whole lot of seismic resistance. >> in retention to what you're sitting on. >> so you say if we were to have a repeat of the 1906 earthquake, hope we never do, we're going to have settlement, we're going to have lateral spreading, we're going to have -- >> guisers coming out of the ground with jetties. >> i hope we don't have that. >> we'll see many of the same phenomena that occurred in 1906. we don't know how well the sunset or richmond is going to behave, but we have theories that allow us to compute the kind of settlement that's going to occur, the kind of movement. >> here on valencia street we are on the enl of the stream next to a lake which is where mission dolores was -- >> we're actually in the lake. >> in the lake. somewhere in this lake or built on top of the lake is a number of buildings. where a number of build that's were seriously damaged or destroyed in 1906 including the famous valencia hotel, is that the name of it? which was located approximately a half block to the nomplt when the earthquake occurred, the lower floor, which pat refers to as a soft story, collapsed and so that the second floor became the ground floor. and then the building leaned over. many buildings, in fact, most if not all of the buildings in this area, including the church at 16th aep and color res -- >> the cathedral -- >> the old bazilica but the mission remained because it was a strawn --ñr staunch building, but the bazilica was demolished. >> there was -- the ground motions were amplified by the wet soils? >> yeah. and you saw similar conditions in 1989 in portions of the marie yarks watson vil. >> shot well a block or two away which experienced the same damage in '06 based on historic pictures, you saw the rebuilt building in the exact same shape. >> that's great and we're going to one more spot. here we are in one of san francisco's most historic neighborhoods on jackson street between montgomery and sampson. i understand from pat buscovich when san francisco was built, there were no addresses; is that right? >> no. actually your address was jackson between mont dwommery and sampson. that's all you got since there were so few people here. >> everybody knew who everybody was. this might have been on the wharf. we're right at the edge of the bay. if we take a look you can see on the alley here, this curvy line, which is one of the indicators of the edge of the bay, many of the streets down in this part of town were originally wharfs. >> the ships would come in forÑa few years until the '4 9 gold rush they would offload and theseñr were wharfÑi house buildings. gold hit and the ships never left. >> so we're talking about earthquake issues and how the soils affect the earthquake stability of your home and building. here we'reÑi on an area which ws filled there is in the engineer filled. nobody figured out we need to exact it. it was filled with old ships and this sort of stuff. there's endless reminders -- in fact, i want to point out this is an old self--styled snrash block and carried -- splash block and carried water off the edge of the sidewalk. this is the edge of the sidewalk right here. >> there wasn't much sidewalk. this is before we had concrete so it might have been kobl stone. it was only wide enough to pass. >> everything got filled and looks modern, how does that affect build. >> this side is the original shore line. that side the fill amplifies the ground motion and the 1850's to now, engineers and builders have tried to mitigate the issues of the soil conditions. >> okay. i guess the message we're trying to say where you're on soils that have been filled or we know there's problems, takeçó extra precaution totion try to minimize the damage. >> absolutely. a lot of buildings, very early buildings, like a building down the block built on redwood los angeles, most houses built in san francisco, unless they're modern,Ñi post '75, did nothino mitigate for the soil conditions. if you're the owner of the house, there are other things you can and should consider with the advice of a çó geo technical engineer. >> these are all brick buildings in here. they all pretty much survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. >> in fact, there's a plaque here saying they had to bring a hose a mile over telegraph hill to put out a fire. >> because all the liquor was d here. that's important. >> actually, this bidding behind us, if we can turn around, survived the earthquake and fire. the shutters are still there and part of the historic fabric on the second floor. i've worked on this building for 20 years. one of things they did after the fire -- after the earthquake just before the fire is they lined their roof with brick debris as a fire stop. >> that closed the metal shutters. >> closed the metal shutters and the building survived the fire and that brick rubble is on the roof is w. a roof over it. i has to do some work on it and left it in place because it's a fair break. >> is that a structural problem having a brick roof? >> these building were built pretty stout for graft load but no no it's not a problem but we considered it. >> one of the problems we see the city faces with different building times and wood frame brick and contreat buildings, what is the final message that as a structural engineer we should be passing along to the people of san francisco. >> i think people should not think it's a hopeless cause. they need to hire an engineer and buy an hour of that engineer's time to discuss options, costs, benefits and make decisions other than, well, i survived the '89 earthquake, so my building is okay. that is not something they should -- >> that was a very moderate earthquake, unfortunately much stronger ground motion and earthquake. my experience, and probably yours, a little bit of hazard mitigation goes a long way. a couple sheets of fly wood, garage door bracket, the curving of benefit is pretty steep for that first 2, 3, 4, $5,000 encourage people to put in the basic they think they need to keep their building inhabitable after an earthquake. >> in the marina, one had anchor bolts, one dofnlt the one without anchor bolts has substantial damage. the curve is huge -- (inaudible). >> in you need help call the department of building inspection we're happy to help you and give you whatever advice and refer you to the structural engineer's association. our number for general information, 558-6205 and we'll transfer you to somebody who can provide you the information and help you retrofit your house. thank you very much and see you soon.
Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm PDT
>>> faus facing an onslaught. >> big storm coming up. >> super storm sandy lashes the northeast stopping business, travel and the presidential election campaign. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm that's headed their way. weather experts have downgraded hurricane sandy to a post rao ople up wn the t a pelting coast. twpele are ship sank off of north carolina. several municipalities have declared a state of emergency. the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across new jersey over the next several hours. more than 6,000 houses have lost electricity. barack obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have already left. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the water from going into the subway. >> irene last year didn't look like this after it hit. >> they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. >> sandy has interacted with cold air from the north and it's become a post tropical cyclone. it's not a tropical cyclone anymore but the field of heavy rain and strong winds are expanding and things will get even worse because the center of a former hurricane sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast. extremely dangerous storm surge combined with high tide could cause flooding. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it's going to move through pennsylvania into new york city. rain will spread as much as 2000 millimeters with 300 millimeters possibly into wednesday. temperatures are on the chilly side. look at this only 8 degrees in washington, d.c. 10 degrees in philadelphia. lots of heavy know is occurring along the appalachians. we'll will joined later on in the program for more of our updates. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney have cancelled their campaign appearances. obama returned to the white house after calling off a campaign stop in the u.s. state of florida just three hours before it was to start. earlier he san selled events in virginia and ohio. obama said he's not worried that the hurricane will affect the election next tuesday. former president bill clinton was in orlando, florida to rally support. clinton said obama is the best choice for president. romney cancelled vents in on monday. he issued a statement calling on people to come together across the country and focus on giving support to those who need it. the two states are not in sandy's path but observers say romney did not want to appear to be koe kusing on the campaign in the midst of a potential national disaster. >>> u.n. and arab league envoy says the truce he brokered in syria for a holiday period has collapsed. syria's government and opposition forces agreed to stop all attacks which started last friday. the fighting has continued leaving many people dead. the he said he's deeply disappointed but will not be deterred. >> it will not discourage us. the people of syria deserve our support and our interest. >> russian forn says he supports a plan to send inspectors back to syria. they're considering expanding the team of observers. the previous team left in august after a cease-fire at that time failed. the new york times reported last thursday that the family accrued assets worth about $2.7 billion. the newspaper says the wealth includes shares of major insurance firms. a lawyer issued a statement rejecting the accusations. they say they have not conducted any illegal business activities and have no hidden riches. the claims were fabricated abroord. >> translator: some members of the international community are trying to create instability by smearing china and its leaders. >> some high ranking officials are not required to disclose their assets to the public. >>> people who work in finance in japan are joining us. what investors are waiting to here? >> investors and traders are waiting in front of their screen right now. we're now hearing that japan central bank plans to ease credit further to tackle deflation and support the economy. bank of japan officials are seen on tuesday to decide on extra monetary easing for a second month in a row. high on the agenda is the purchase of an asset purchase program. officials will discuss if they need to clarify the timing for reaching a goal of 1% inflation. let's check on the markets now. u.s. exchanges are closed as they batted down for the storm so let's look at some numbers and see how stocks here in japan are opening this tuesday. we go to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. how are stocks kicking off this morning. >> very good morning. let's have a look at some of the data that came out. unemployment coming at 4.2%. that's unchanged. we did have preliminary industrial production that came at minus 4.1%. that's the third consecutive month of declines there. there's relating to the industrial production part of it. there is a big focus on how tokyo will trade. both indexes are trading higher this tuesday, october 30th and both indexes as you can see on the screen up in the first few minutes of trading. investors will see what the bank of japan will do as it convenes its meeting today and what the governor of the bank will say at the news conference following that meeting. market expectations are for an increase in the boj's asset buying program which includes such things as real estate funt funds. the yen will be closely watched for any science of depreciation following that meeting. let's have a look at the currency levels on the screen. 79.76 to 79 and the euro yen 102.94 to 99. the yen really is going to be closely watched. >> what's the latest on the earnings stream? >> a lot of earnings. we've been focused on export relates. july to september group net profits showed a small gain due to fixed income trading. it's going through severe cost cutting measures as well as internal management inas atu losses to investment banking structure. still a lot of folks on the smaller details. just checking the price action today it's up 3%. markets taking it as a bit of a positive. backo you. >> thanks. people running japan's local governments may soon be turning out their pockets for loose change after national government officials say they will postpone the payment of tax grants. the move comes as it looks increasingly unlikely to pass a bill to issue deficit covering bonds. the main opposition parties are against it. the bonds are necessary to implement the budget. government officials say they could run out of money by the end of november unless it's passed. it was scheduled on friday to allocate $27 billion to prefectures and $24 billion to municipalitie municipalities. some tax grants due in september have already been deferred. people in cash strapped municipalities can expect the latest delay to expectinancing and disrupt public services. that's all for me for now. i'll leave you with the markets this tuesday here in asia. >>> the discussion included disputed i in the south china sea. they agree to continue talks to establish a declaration of conduct with their will to resolve the issue peacefully. countries have been asking china to agree to a legal biding code of conduct governing behavior in the disputed region. they have failed to reach substantial progress over the issue. china has been reluctant to establish a code of conduct despite the urging of the united states. the focus is now on bl the relevant countries will bridge their differences at a series of summits next month. >>> a spokesperson said there are no plans for direct talks with japan's leaders. relations between the countries have soured. china and taiwan also claim the islands. if summit is scheduled to open next monday. japanese prime minister is already considering attending. there's fo plano plans for the s to meet. >> translator: japan should immediately correct i wants mistakes. make an effort to remove obstacles to improving relations. >> observers say that chinese government sees the summit as a chance to promote its stance to the international community. mpb >>> buddhists are fighting a muslim minority. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of muslim homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they review heavy damage. the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict started in may after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the violence has displaced 75,000 people since then. reconciliation with ethnic minorities was a condition. the administration is fighting that the. the issue is more complicated. many buddhists think of muslim as intruders. the opposition leader also has not mentioned the issue. the efforts at democratic reform and promoting human rights are still in a formative stage. the government's response to this humanitarian crisis will have a big impact on this international standing. >>> all three main candidates took part in a meeting of small business owners in seoul. it was the first time the main contenders have appeared at the same event. policies to support small businesses have become a focal point of the campaign. all three candidates promise the same thing, to tighten control over large firms. they all promise support for small businesses. some observers noted they could not find any significanteen the candidates policies. with 50 days to go before the election the candidates are expected to outline their policies further. >>> tokyo's newly refurbished rail station was unveiled at the beginning of the month. the station's rebirth has a deeper significance. >> reporter: the red brick building of tokyo station. it's been restored to the way it looked when it was first built a century ago. it's now covered with tiles. they are made of natural material. when the station was originally built in 1914, the celebrate covering the roofs all came from the town in miyagi prefecture. the railway company decided to use slate from there again. the massive earthquake hit the region. ogatsu was the first hit by the tsunami. the entire building, 20,000 slates were washed away. amazingly many slates survived, intact. after the disaster he was the first on the scene. he found slates all covered with debris and caked in mud. he was convinced they were still usable. >> translator: it's a miracle they survived the tsunami because tokyo station is a japanese icon, i really wanted slated from ogatsu to be used on it. >> reporter: after the disaster there's no air or running water. all the slates were washed down by hand. finally, they managed to ship the slates off to tokyo. one by one the slates were carefully put into place on the new station proof. back in ogatsu the slates had been moved but the town has a long way to go to bounce back from the disaster. local people are slowly starting to rebuild their lives. he's now busy working on a new house. it's the first time since the tsunami that he's been asked to use slate produced in ogatsu. >> translator: i'm really grateful to have been part of this kind of work. i think we are taking strong steps towards rebuilding. >> reporter: he has made a visit to tokyo to look at the station. >> translator: it's wonderful. i feel overwhelmed. we feel proud that our slate has been used here. many people will see this roof. it's given us the hope and energy to move forward one step at a time. >> reporter: for communities in the disaster area the rebirth of tokyo station is an inspiration. >>> it's time now to check the latest in weather. earlier we saw how super storm sandy is affecting people along the eastern coast of the united states. we're joined with a look at how conditions are in other parts of the world. >> parts of southern china have been dealing with heavy rain. this is due to remnants of the typhoon. about 200 millimeters of rain has been recorded in parts of the province. the out towards the west a deep depression has formed east of ssri lanka. it will move over toward india toward the northwest over the next several days. as for the rest of east asia it's dry. a new system moves in from the sea of japan. thunderstorms and gusty winds are possibly. out towards the west a new system will form. that will be producing rain across seoul for tonight. looking at 14 degrees the beijing. it will continue to go down as we're heading to the next several days. the high on sunday is expected to be only 6 degrees. 12 degrees in tokyo. seasonal temperatures with high of 19 degrees. let's go to the americas. tropical cyclone sandy has made landfall in new jersey and it's continuing to move inland. very strong winds. sandy has a wintry aspect. it's also producing a mixture of rain and snow in the great lakes region and significant snowfall for the appalachians. warnings are posted here. conditions are ideal for wildfires particular in florida, alabama and georgia. out towards the northwest a chain of low pressure system has opinion bringing strong winds and mountain snow. the canadian rockies may see as much as 30 centimeters of snow. getting up to 25 in los angeles, 24 in houston. temperatures very chilly. look at this only 9 degrees in chicago. 13 in toronto and 8 degrees in washington, d.c. it will be much cooler than these actual numbers. here is the extended forecast. >> that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks very much for joining us.
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in the cities. los angeles is working on it. berkeley is working on a project. washington, d.c. is, too. cities are looking at parking management differently than the have in the past. >> later this year, we are gathering all the data we need to evaluate rigorously all our expectations of how this can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, improve transit speed, reliability, reduc. [applause] >> good evening. i'm the director of transportation. for me, this is not the academy awards. this is the all-star game. the folks sitting over here are truly the all stars of the city. i've had an opportunity to work with ed, harlan, and jocelyn. behalf of all of us. we are also very lucky to have a bunch of people from sfmta, many of them are here. my job is to introduce the awardees. please join me and give a hand for jay primus, george reynolds, steven lee, and lorraine fuqua. >> thank you. this is a tremendous honor. it really does feel fabulous to be recognized. one of the relief fund things about this project is that it is just complex enough and just big enough that it is truly a
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protection of aquino torture and murders. please call me. i want to add to that stating that as chief of police, he stopped the investigation by deputy chief of police chin, shinn, who he put out to pasture instead of investigating the murders that aqino was involved in, he put him on the airport in security. in addition to that we have, of course, the board of supervisors need to pass a resolution and assist the san francisco police department chief, the sheriff and the district attorney, reopen the aquino investigations because they've been order today be covered up by the fbi. i talked to two investigators, homicide investigators that told me that in person, in their offices separately. we have a u.s. army cid, criminal investigation division, i'll give you each a copy of what was said there. thank you. >> thank you. final speaker, please. >>> [speaker not understood]. to get reelected for obama to come clean about the [speaker not understood] of 9/11, [speaker not understood] former president bush trapped in afghanistan. during last momon's presidential debate on foreign policy, the president of our $16 billion corrupt united states gave aid to domestic enemies panatumimabv to betray people, unconstitutional wars against cia fabricated enemies for fascist gain. obama claimed to be our commander-in-chief, which he is not. he [speaker not understood] end the war in iraq which he has not. he lied about those ho actually killed us on 9/11 t. was not al qaeda. the three capital crimes of trees on rendered constitutionalist turn dictator president obama [speaker not understood]. he can redeem himself. number three, more mass murder mitt transformed himself to more money mitt romnesia. [speaker not understood] imposter commander-in-chief obama committed a treason which is a felony. [speaker not understood] worried about being held accountable to [speaker not understood] by yours truly, [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood]. president obama has lost his main no-brainer issue [speaker not understood]. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> john jingle. with more mass murders, [speaker not understood] controlling the media, obama needs another no-brainer issue to win over independent voters and that decisive issue is what clint east wood asked an empty chair to do and that is bring them home tomorrow morning. i think this legislative body has tried to end the arsenal conflicts in iraq and afghanistan still going on. but here is a time when mr. obama could use his authority to use armed forces as he determines to be necessary under martial law 107 24 3, domestic terrorism act of 2002, to order the troops home tomorrow. they can't come home because they're tripped. but at least the average idiot voter would have then another decisive issue between a guy who wants to maintain mass murder and a guy who wants to end it. and this legislative body is perhaps the most powerful on earth because you have a chance to influence the shadow president of the united states, my friend willie brown, when he becomes vice president of the united states [speaker not understood] organized crimes for 9/11 friendly plan, and you can break agenda today, the brown act allows you to do that to make an emergency request for the president of the united states to order our troops home under martial law [speaker not understood], which will end 77 unconstitutional wars since world war ii and get him reelected. i think he'd like that. thank you for listening. >> thank you. next speaker. we're switching the microphone. now you can go. >>> my name is paulette brown and i'm here again i'm going to show the video i've been showing every week concerning our little children, the violence going on here [speaker not understood]. [video presentation] >> it is quite another to experience the sudden violent death of a loved one. >>> it is not a joke. [gunshots] >> in 2004 san francisco experienced [speaker not understood] ♪ >>> [speaker not understood], we need someone to stand with us. we feel sorry for those people that got murdered on mission street. we want to help them also, but we need someone to stand with us. we don't want to lose another child either. >>> the homicide victim are the people of color. their loved ones, living in neighborhoods and [speaker not understood] must deal with this -- >> thank you very much. >>> [inaudible]. >> that is. thank you very much. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed. colleagues, it is 3:37. why don't we go now to our 3:30 special commendations. why don't we go to supervisor mar with a special commendation. >> thank you, president chiu. we have a number of poets that are with us today in the chambers. before i get to the two richmond district poets, david [speaker not understood] and poetry teacher and poet susan [speaker not understood], i wanted to first introduce our first honored guest, alejandro [speaker not understood], he's the sixth poet laureate for the city and county of san francisco. and can alejandro come forward? there he is. (applause) >> i wanted to first say he's a unique artist and community person. he follows in the footsteps of our first poet laureate, learn serangeti in '98, [speaker not understood] in 2000, deborah major in 2002, jack cushman in 2006, and dianne de prima in 2009. and he moved to san francisco in the early '70s from los angeles, but really has become embedded in the mission district. and i know that supervisor campos is going to make a couple of remarks in a moment. alejandro, i know, is a great teacher at san francisco state where i taught many years. his students see him as a mission visionary. he's also someone that works collectively with other poets. i pulled this off my shelf, alejandro from 1975 from third world communications with the intro by maya angelou. [speaker not understood]. you were an early leader in bringing together communities. i also wanted to say that as you were honored at [speaker not understood] in july, i was very proud to be there with many san francisco state people, some from the third world strike, some that came after. it was just an honor to be there with you as mayor ed lee and the whole arts establishment kind of acknowledged you as our poet laureate. and i know at that ceremony you also said that you expect to see 11 of us here to at some point at roll call really follow-up roll call with a haiku at each of our weekly meetings. and i look forward to doing workshops. i know that you're encouraging all of us to really develop our artistic side as well, but i really appreciate that. you also said that you're not sure how many politicians would go for a poetry lesson, but i think you have a lot of other ideas on how the arts community can enrich kind of those of us that make political decisions in the city as well. and the last thing that i really respected was that you said that you're not deceived by the honor for you as an individual, but that you always accepted it on behalf of your community. i know you're a founder of the mission cultural center and there's a whole bunch of things i could say. but i just appreciate that you're saying this is kind of not just you, but it's also the whole mission district and the whole latino and chicano community as well. so, could you come up? and i wanted to know, supervisor campos, wanted to say anything else. -- say anything as well. (applause) >> supervisor campos . >> first of all, i'd like to thank supervisor ed mar, colleague of mine, we went to san francisco state together, for this honor this afternoon. i accept these honors, not for myself, it's not for me, it's my community. not just my community. the mission district, latinos, the whole southern part of the city that often gets neglected when we think about art, when we think about literature and part of my community, of course, is the literary community of san francisco with its great literary traditions. and if i may follow-up on a couple of things that supervisor mar said, i'd like it to be a tradition, but now on the port laureate addresses the supervisor to tell us of the plans. let me briefly tell you some of the plans i would like your support for in the coming two-year. one, a poetry festival for our young students 13 years and under because as we see, in the violence prevalent throughout our communities, i hope that through literacy and art we can perhaps change the direction of some of that violence and also hopefully two years from now we will have an international poetry festival with san francisco and its sister city of barcelona where we can unite these two cities. i would like very much to see poetry workshops, for example, in the police department and in the fire department and perhaps in a tax collector's office, and also in the board of supervisors. why not, right? if poetry is the best word in the best place, who else to practice poetry but our elected leaders? and also as a sort of very gentle challenge to all of you -- because we are such a highly literate society and community here in the bay area, and we are very widely read -- i'm going to ask you, when you get a chance on your website, to post your reading list. let us see into your hearts. let us see into where you get your ideas. let us see that you are, in fact, considering the entire range of voices and language and cultures that our community, our city is made up so that we can also dialogue with you about what you're reading, what we are reading. perhaps then we can establish a good dialogue between yourselves and ourselves. and i want to thank you again for the honors on behalf of my community, which is also the literary community and encourage you to support the literacy program, the reading programs, the poetry programs. try a haiku before your next board meeting. it might help smooth things out. thank you very much. (applause) >> i know supervisor campos had a few words he'd like to say. >> thank you. alejandro. mr. president, i just wanted to say something as the representative for district 9 which includes the mission. i think that i was not alone. i know that just about every resident of the mission applauded mayor lee when he selected alejandro as the support laureate for the city and county of san francisco. he has been a fixture in the mission for more than four decades, truly. and it is such a great source of pride for our community to have someone from the mission, from that neighborhood representing san francisco in this very important role. and i think it serves as inspiration for so many young people, especially as we're facing some of these tough times and some of the violence that's happening in the neighborhood. the fact that you have poetry that can be a way that, that young people can express themselves and, you know, i just saw alejandro the other day and he immediately handed me a poem. and i think that we need to do more of that. and, so, i am very proud as the supervisor for district 9 to have alejandro in this role and i want to thank you on behalf of my community, our community for everything that you do and what you represent. we're very proud of you. >> thank you. (applause) >> and, colleagues, i also wanted to say that the richmond district has many poets, from the little ones that are in elementary school that do the poem in your pocket day every year with many of us, to great poets that we're going to acknowledge today. the friends of the library has run this program called poets 11 for -- it's the fourth year this year. and the city-wide poetry contest and reading series that collects poems from every single neighborhood in san francisco and if tee tours poetry readings at the branch libraries in each of our city's district. and i'm just very proud that we have two of our kind of acknowledged poets from district 1, the richmond district today, susan terrance and david volpendesta. i'll say first that susan terrence teaches and has taught for many years through the california poets in schools high schools like lowell, francis scott key elementary, and new traditions elementary school. she's currently using a baseball poetry through a graph on the san francisco giants community fund that is really creative, and i'm sure it excites the kids especially around world series time. and she's lived in the richmond district for 16 years. and i'll also call up david volpendesta. he's an author of four books of poetry, also richmond district resident. his translations have appeared in vulcan and a number of journals as well as tomorrow triumphant and clamor of innocence which he co-edited with [speaker not understood]. he also coed ted homeless not helpless, an advocate for many of our special [speaker not understood] groups. i wanted to say the third poet from the richmond, christopher could not be here with us, but we're really honored that david and susan are here with us. could you please come forward with alejandro as well? susan and david, please give us some thoughts as well. (applause) >> as they are coming up to the microphone, i want to acknowledge supervisor avalos for a moment. >> i just want to concur with my colleagues. and they're ex tolling our poet laureate alejandro. i was hoping they would share with us a poem. i can't think of how you want want to miss this opportunity. you brought a poet out of [speaker not understood] which was actually very interesting. so, please come forward and share it with us. >>> i didn't bring a poem. oh, please, thank you, thank you. and i want to second what alejandro said about stressing the importance of arts in the schools. every time, when we introduce any subject about immigration, about family's lives, about what's happening in the world, especially right now in the world of baseball, it's exciting to everyone. but students love to write. they need to be able to express themselves. so, just -- in everything, consider every possible way you can support the arts. it ties together community in the same way sports teams do it. it makes everybody feel like they're alive and alive with everyone else. so, anyway, so, thank you. and thank you for having the district 11s contest. folk are coming to the richmond library and realize that even in our inner richmond, a bit of activist. woo! and everybody was still awake at 9:00 p.m. in the inner richmond. wow. any ways, so, thank you very much. [laughter] (applause) >>> one of the things that i'm often asked is, what is poetry? and poetry is just a crust of bread with a soul for the body. you know, in san francisco we feed the homeless and we feed the hungry and we do a pretty good job of it. poetry feeds the body and it feeds the soul. it feeds the whole person and that's really what poetry does and that's why it's really wonderful of you to honor it. and i want to thank all of you very much. and that's all. i have a brief poem if you would like to hear a poem. this is called "hunger forever." come to the banquet no one can tell you where it began no one knows where it's been held and how it started. you only need to be rich to gain entrance. of course, we would [speaker not understood] democracy and decorate it with beautiful images as if it were poetry wrapped in sentiment and beautiful words. money won't be mentioned. of course, it will have value, but we'll be subtle. naturally we'll avoid [speaker not understood] and other forms of criticism. we'll pretend poetry -- we will pretend people are having a great time. naturally [speaker not understood], nothing they want, living in a world of abundance with briming smiles and plenty of comradeship and slapped on the back as the music plays on. * as everyone changes faces, when the facial muscles lose their elasticity, turn, tighten, begin to turn to powder and the rotten teeth turn yellow and the money turns to moldy green and the skeltons turn to dust who were these people who left our legacy? the same ones they inherited? the same people who went by the name of the rich? thank you very much. (applause) >> and, david is one of my [speaker not understood] colleagues on the literacy. so, supervisor avalos is asking to read a poem. i have a poem. i'll handout a few more. i'll do this one. it's called, my signature poem the last few years. it starts off by naming three poets of this neighborhood and i'm talking about 16th and valencia. i saw jack michelin on the corner of 16th and valencia reciting skinny dynamite and he was angry. and the next day he was dead on the last bart train to concord and maybe that's why he was angry i met harold norse [speaker not understood] in a beaten world. a poem only hipsters read. [speaker not understood] he sighed before returning to his room in the abby on hotel where angels honeycomb the walls with dreams and the rent is paid with angry poems. i heard oscar [speaker not understood] brown buffalo footsteps pounding of valencia corridor and he was shouting poetry [speaker not
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, whether it's los angeles, whether it's the central valley, whether it's the san francisco bay area secretary lahood has been responsible. he's been available for phone calls. he's listened to the reasons for projects and he has moved ahead. would you give him a big round of applause please. [applause] >> well, it's time to say a prayer. it's bottom of the ninth. they have two on and one out, so everybody -- if the giants win this i think they can win the series but they need to win this so let it happen please. i can't tell you how important i feel this project is. i also can't tell you how hard it is to build anything in san francisco, so this project must move ahead. i think commerce depends on it and i think people depend on it. nancy said it very well but let me just say what the ridership is expected to be. when this central subway opens in 2019 daily ridership along the third street line is estimated to be 43,700. this is expected to rise to 65,000 people per day in 2030. this project is estimated to have the second highest ridership per mile of all subway and light rail prop
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through los angeles the shuttle stationed at california science center. it will be on display free of charge. it will be the center piece of the new air and space wing taking about five years to complete. >> i can't wait to see that. >> so much more is ahead on the geents. >> yes. >> oh, my goodness. >> parade coming up on wednesday. >>> we continue to follow a major developing story. home coming of the san francisco giantsful they and world series trophy arrived at at and t park today. we'll take you back there live at 6:00. tonight a new angle on the richmond fire, turns out if chevron has to pay a fine, cities that were hit hardest will not get the money z a story only on abc 7 news tonight. recovery of a young woman who took a tragic fall in yosemite national park. >> world news is coming up next. i'm cheryl jennings. >> from all of us here, thanks for watching we're going live with you great pictures. that is the giants world series trophy and the team arriving back in san francisco a little bit before 4:00 this afternoon. >> look who is holding that. home run king of the series.
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at the shuttle at the california science center in los angeles. you can't go inside it, but you can walk underneath it. cool stuff. thanks for being with us. join us tonight.
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>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, october 30th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm headed their way. they're facing an onslaught of rain and wind as hurricane sandy pushing inland. two people are missing after a ship sank off north carolina. several municipalities in the storm's path have declared a state of emergency. forecasters say the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across new jersey over the next several hours. more than 6,000 houses in the state have already lost electricity. u.s. president barack obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have left. the wind was so strong it bent the metal on a crane at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sandbags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's very important. this will stop the water from going into the subway so we won't have a flood. >> irene last year didn't even look like this after it hit. >> forecasters say they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. and with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidential election, the hurricane is altering the schedule and strategies of the two main candidates. president barack obama was set to campaign in three key states on monday, but he cut his trip short and returned to washington to monitor the storm. in 2005 obama's predecessor george w. bush was harshly criticized for his slow response to hurricane katrina. the storm devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican campaign evented eeds in the s of virginia on sunday. both campaigns are concerned about the negative impact of early voting. ballots cast ahead of the election account for 30% of the total. we now go to sayaka mori who's been following this storm for us. >> yes, catherine. sandy is quite a massive storm. clouds are blanketing eastern portions of the u.s. into eastern canada. we have lots of reports of flooding as well as strong winds. now things will get even worse because the center of sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast within the next couple of hours. storm surge is going to be a major concern that's going to be accompanied by high tide. that means water levels will get much higher than usual. coastal flooding is highly likely. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it looks like it's going to move through pennsylvania, new york city and aiming for new england states or southern quebec for the next several days. as it does so, rain will spread inland. as much as 200 millimeters but near 300 are possible. inland flooding is going to be another concern. freezing air comes from the north. only eight degrees in washington. ten degrees in philadelphia. and because of that, mountain snow is connuing up to 90 centimeters into your wednesday. back to you. >> thanks very much. we'll check with sayaka mori again later on in the program. >>> u.n. and arab league envoy says the ceasefire has collapsed. syria's government and opposition forces had agreed to stop during the muslim holiday which started last friday. but the fighting has continued leaving many people dead. he is visiting russia to seek support for the u.n. peace mission in russia. he says he's deeply disappointed but will not be deterred. >> it will not discourage us because syria is very important. because the people of syria deserve our support and interest. >> russian foreign minister says he supported a u.n. plan to sen. the previous team left the country in august after a ceasefire at that time also failed. >>> relatives of chinese prem r premier. the new york times showed wen's accrued is $2.7 billion. a lawyer for the relatives issued a statement rejecting the accusations. they say they have not conducted any illegal situations. chinese relatives rarely dispute allegations reported by foreign media. the claims were fabricated abroad, it was said. >> translator: some members of the international community are trying to create instability by smearing china and its leaders. >> but the foreign ministry did not post the comment on its website. some high ranking chinese officials are not required to disclose their assets to the public. >>> cradle of culture. economic powerhouse. many enjoy the fruits of prosperi prosperity. along the path to a new china. but millions are missing out. at a time of growing public discontent, members of the communist party are choosing their new leaders. "newsline" correspondents will report from the party's national congress. don't miss our special coverage, china the next generation starting thursday november 8th at 8:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> senior officials from china and asean countries held informal talks on monday in thailand. they agreed to continue talks that demonstrates their will peacefully asean countries have been asked to abide by governing behavior in e in region. but they failed to reach substantial progress over the issue. despite the urging of the united states. the focus is now on whether the countries will be able to bridge their differences at a series of asean summits next month. >>> a spokesperson for china says premier we know jiabao will attend next week. but he says there's no planned talks. relations have soured since japan -- also claim the islands. spokesperson lei said they will take part in the meeting in laos. the summit is scheduled to open next monday. japanese prime minister yoshihiko noda is also planning on attending. he also criticized japan's approach to the dispute. >> translator: japan should immediately correct its mistakes. handle the island dispute appropriately. and make an effort to remove obstacles. >> observers say the chinese government sees the summit as a chance to present its stance on the sovereignty issue to the international community. >>> united nations officials are urging the government of myanmar to stop an ethnic conflict that's displaced tens of thousands of people. buddhists are fighting a muslim minority in the western state of rakine. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims. the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they review heavy damage. the united nations says the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict flared in may after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the violence has displaced 75,000 people since then. president thein sein has made a policy of promoting reconsolation between the authorities. the side -- in january with the group called the korean national union ending more than 60 years of armed conflict. reconciliation was a condition western countries placed on myanmar in exchange for easing economic sanctions along with enacting democratic reforms. but the administration is finding that the issue is more complicated. many buddhists think of the muslims as intruders from neighboring bangladesh. the government does not recognize them as citizens. the opposition leader aung san s suu kyi has also not mentioned the issue. ban ki-moon said that myanmar is striving to be an example of toleration. to tarnish these efforts. myanmar's efforts at -- the government's response to this humanitarian crisis. nhk world, bangkok. >>> campaigning in the south korean presidential election is heating up. all three main candidates took part in a meeting of b owners in seoul. it was the first time the main contenders have appeared at the same event. the ruling party, moon chen of the united party and independent candidate are contesting the election. to support small businesses have become a focal point of the campaign. about 3,000 people listened to the candidates' plans to revitalize the domestic economy. all three candidates promised the same thing. to tighten control over large firms. they all promise support for small businesses. some observers noted they would not find significant differences between the policies. with 50 days to go. >>> japan's space agency says it's planning to launch the next generation rocket some time next year. the exploration agency is developing and testing the small rocket. it's designed to carry a miniature satellite into space. they're aiming to launch in august or september of next year. >> translator: we are trying to make a simple launch system. epsilon will be the first step towards a better future. >> the agency has spent two years and more than 20 billion yen or about 200 remodeling the launch pad in southern japan as part of the epsilon project. >>> japanese researchers say it's likely that more discoveries of a new energy souse already made in seas around the country. members of the team say they have found deposits of methane hydrate. methane hydrate is a type of natural gas. the substance exists in the seabed and other places with high pressure and low temperature. the researchers say they found the deposits in the sea of japan and in the sea of okosk. 30 to 50 kilometers off the coast. members of the team say an ultrasound survey detected gas gushing out of the seabed. a deposit of methane hydrate is likely to come near gas chimneys. the leader of the team says these reserves could be of great use for japan. >>> tokyo's newly refurbished central railway station was unveiled to the public at the beginning of the month. for people in the capital, it's an iconic landmark. but for people in the disaster area of tohoku, it has a deeper significance. >> reporter: the red brick building of tokyo station. the open entry showing major refurbishment. it's being restored to the way it looked when it was first built a century ago. the roof is from world war ii. it's now covered with tiles. they have made of natural slate. when the station was originally built in 1914, the slates covering the roofs all came from the town of ogatsu in miyagi prefecture. for the recent refurbishment, the railway company decided to use slate again. then the massive earthquake hit the region. ogatsu was devastated by the tsunami. the entire building where the slates were being stored was washed away. amazingly, many slates survived intact. after the disaster, zazaki was the first on the scene. he found slates all covered with debris. but he was convinced they were still usable. >> translator: it's a miracle they survived the tsunami. because tokyo station is a japanese icon, i really wanted slates from ogatsu to be used on it. >> reporter: after the disaster, there was no electricity or running water. but with help of volunteer workers, all the slates were washed down carefully by hand. finally they managed to ship the slates off to tokyo. carefully put into place on the new station roof. back in ogatsu, it had been moved. but the town has a long way to go to bounce back from the disaster. but the local people are slowly starting to rebuild their lives. sasaki is now busy working on a new house. it's the first time since the tsunami that sasaki has been asked to use slate produced in ogatsu. >> translator: i'm really grateful to have been part of this kind of work. i think we are taking strong steps towards rebuilding. >> reporter: sasaki has made a visit to tokyo to look at the reopened station. >> translator: it's wonderful. i feel overwhelmed. we feel proud that our slate has been used here. many people will see this roof. it's given us the hope to move forward one step at a time. >> reporter: for communities in the disaster area, the rebirth of tokyo station sh an inspiration for the survivors. nhk world, ogatsu, miyagi prefecture. >>> japanese women are increasingly exploring the outdoors. they're hiking, trekking, and fishing so much that the term mountain girl has been coined to describe them. now many are trying camping too. but you won't find any traditional gear at their camp sites. rina nakano explains. >> reporter: this may look like a page straight out of a magazine photo shoot, but it's actually a real camp site. not for traditional outdoorsmen, but for these women. ayano created this camping style years ago. she and her friends say they enjoy the outdoors as long as it's kawaii or cute. they call this a girls' camp. the style is quickly catching on. and demand from women is changing the stock at outdoorsman stores. out goes traditional camouflage green and brown. in compass tell colors and pop designs. for some of these women practicality is just as important as style. sporting the outdoor look has become a fashion statement. many enjoy pieces with a feminine touch. >> translator: just a few years ago we didn't have women skirts, shorts, and leggings. the change has had a big impact on camping good sales as a whole. >> reporter: smaller, lighter, easy to build tents like these appeal even to first time campers. >> translator: this is so light. i'm not using any strength. >> reporter: setting this tent up takes just five minutes. that means more time for the important things in life. >> translator: we can catch up on girl talk. >> reporter: of shopping around for cute gear and hitting the road, it's time to set up camp. for many girls it's the idea to take something conventional and tweak it. getting the inspiration from the world of fantasy. she has always loved the outdoors and for years participated in traditional camps. but one day she realized it just wasn't her style. so she invented her own. her fairy tale camp has since become a big hit among her friends and admirers. >> translator: i like to decorate my house with cute things. i just wanted to bring what i like inside to the outdoors. so naturally my camp became cute. >> reporter: creating her kawaii camp is simple. first pick a theme. this time she's chosen halloween. second, decorate, decorate, decorate. if you can't find something at the store, make it yourself. these flags are made by simply cutting up and sewing together pieces of bandanna. next try to create a homey environment. sometimes you just have to bring things from home. lastly, you can forget about smokey barbecues and open fires. think of this as an outdoor restaurant with all your favorite dishes. and after a hearty meal, put together a creative de just stack some simple plastic kitchen ware and voila. you have yourself a cupcake tower. >> translator: immersed in the outdoors i feel like i can just be myself. you can let go of everything. i think that's what makes this experience so worthwhile. >> reporter: usamura says creating your own girls camp isn't just about making it cute. but more about creating a space that fits you best. nhk world. >> now that's taking a camping to a whole new level. >>> it's time now to check in with sayaka mori who has the latest in weather. sayaka, earlier you gave us an update on the storm impacting the eastern coast of the united states. how are weather conditions elsewhere around the world? >> yes, catherine. heavy rain is coming down in parts of southwestern china. this is because of a resonance of son-tinh. about 200 millimeters has been reported in the province. rain is moving towards the east and spreading into taiwan as well as the sakishima islands. 250 millimeters likely over the next 24 hours. flooding and landslides will be at risk here. but out towards the west, a tropical depression has formed east of -- actually deep depression has served each of sri lanka. it's going to intensify into a sigh colonic system and move over india to the northwest. we'll keep updating you on the progress. for the rest of east asia, high pressure system is dominating much of the northern half of china actually. and dry across most of the korean peninsula at this moment. but a system will form east of the korean peninsula. and that's going to be spreading into the west coast of japan into this afternoon. but rain will not affect the opposite side of the nation. so tokyo will remain dry throughout the day. back behind it another system will form west of the korean peninsula. frigid air is coming in from the north. only 0 degrees in ulaanbaatar. temperatures will continue to go down for the next several days. your high is expected to be only 6 degrees in beijing on your sunday. seoul coming in at 12 and tokyo looking at seasonal 19 degrees. all right. let's go to the americas. hurricane sandy has become a low pressure system. but still a powerful storm bringing in strong winds, heavy rain, and storm surge along the coast. we'll keep updating you. to the precipitation area, very windy. mainly in florida, alabama, and georgia. but out towards the west a chain of low pressure systems have been dumping heavy rain and snow showers in the mountains. and strong winds. the canadian rockies may receive as much as 30 centimeters of snowfall in the next 24 hours. but dry and temperatures are almost average. higher than average. look at this. 25 degrees in los angeles. the peak of the heat is over. but still on the warmer side here getting up to 19 degrees in denver and 24 in houston. meanwhile very chilly because frigid air is coming in from canada. only 9 degrees in chicago and 8 degrees in washington. feeling more like mid-december here. that's it from me now. up next is your three-day outlook. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
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>>> voter in chief. >> i can't tell you who i voted for. >> the u.s. president casts his ballot 12 days before most americans go to the polls. barack obama has served as an example in his campaign's effort to get out the vote. the president stopped at a polling station in his home in chicago. campaign strategists for barack obama and mitt romney say early voting could be' decisive factor in the election. obama became the first president to vote early. he urged his supporters to exercise their rights before election day november 6th. obama made the same pitch in the 2008 election. votes cast early accounted for 30% of the total. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to figure out whether you need to take time off work and figure out how to pick up the kids. >> experts say the share of early votes this time could reach 35%. the figure could exceed 60% in swing states such as colorado and florida. obama visited six battleground states during a swing to win over undecided voter. he slept on air force one to save time. the president spoke before an audience of 15,000 people in the state of virginia. he told them that a republican policies had created an outflow of american jobs and caused the economic downturn. >> we can't afford to go backwards to the same policies that got us into this mess. we have got to go forward with the approximately see that are getting us out of the mess and that's why i am running for a second term. that's why i need your help. >> romney is targeting voters in swing states. people believe ohio will be crucial. >> this is an electtionion aboug things. the american people can't afford four more years. change that will bring and opportunity. >> a new opinion poll suggests romney has topped 50% on support of likely voters. the first time he hit that mark. abc news and "washington post" have made 1,400 likely voters from sunday to wednesday. 50% of respondents said they would vote for romney. 47% for obama. the pollsters asked who would better manage the economy. 52% said romney. 43% said obama. the election is decided by the number of electoral votes allotted to each state. there are 538 votes in the electoral college. abc news estimates obama is likely to win 217 of them, romney, 191. >>> syrian military commanders say they'll abide by a cease-fire during a muslim holiday over the weekend, but government and opposition forces have shown little sign of letting up in their fighting. >> united nations and arab league envoy organized the tuesday for the festival. government and opposition forces agree to lay down their arms from friday through monday. they agree to lay down arms from friday through monday, but arm commanders say they reserve the right to retaliate against rebel attacks. the head of the opposition forces military council says he's skeptical that government forces will stick to their word. >> the two sides kept up the fighting. several place as head of the truce. government forces are said to have reinforcements. neither side respected a cease-fire in april. buddhists and muslims in western myanmar have taken up their fight against. at least 56 people have been killed. nearly 2,000 homes destroyed. government has declared a state of emergency in the region. government officials say the fighting there begin to escalate on sunday. 90% of myanmar's population is buddhist. the minority have grown frustrated with being discriminated against. at least 90 people died in clashes between the two groups in june. u.s. state department spokesperson, victoria nulen says ethnic groups must demonstrate mutual respect. efforts should be made to achieve national reconciliation. u.n. secretary-general moon says myanmar is striving for tolerance and moderation and such events must not be allowed to tarnish its efforts. >>> crowd in tokyo gathered for a countdown. watched by crowds around the world. they're awaiting the launch of microsoft's latest operating system. windows 8. >> it really is an exciting, exciting day. windows 8, yeah, i'm excited. >> the biggest windows upgrade in 17 years, went on sale around the world, at the stroke of midnight. shoppers in the electronics district, counted done to the launch. and scrambled to buy the latest soft ware and pcs installed with windows 8. the operating system, displays tiles that provide touch screen functions. microsoft engineers designed the feature with tablet computers in mind. new pc models set for release will have jones that can be say rated from their key boards. pc manufacturers are set to unveil the newest tablets this week. they hope the launch of windows 8 will boost sales of their latest products as the year-end shopping season approaches. meanwhile, apple reported a record profit for the july to september period. that's likely due to strong sales of its new smart phone. the high tech giant said thursday its sales for third quarter came to $36 billion. that's up 27% from the same period last year. net income also rose 24% from year ago to 8.2 billion. both figures are record highs for the quarter. the iphone 5 pushed up smart phone sales. sales rose 58%, compared to the same quarter in the previous year. sales of ipad tablets also post aid rise of 26%. apple launched a smaller version of ipad this month. samsung electronics posted record earnings for the quarter. managers at the south korean firm saw strong demand for their range of smart phones. total sales for july to september, amounted to $48 billion. that's up 26% from a year earlier. samsung posted an operating profit of $7.4 billion. that's up more than 90% from the previous year. those successes came as the south korean economy gears down. gross domestic product, slowed further in the last quarter. the people at the bank of korea said the economy grew 0.2%, compared to the previous quarter. south koreans will vote in a presidential election in december. many are trying to figure out which candidate will best be able to grow the economy. now, the japanese government has decided on a stimulus package worth $5 billion. new measures are designed to prop up the nation's economy. the program was abducted at a cabinet meeting on friday. it will be financed by existing funds, including reserves from the budget. the package in clouds about $1 billion in subsidies for small and medium sized firms and stores and areas hit by the march 11 disaster last year. it will let them jointly launch businesses. $500 million, ear marked to support firms that build factories in fukushima prefecture. $1.5 billion will be used in preparedness for disassers. 123450 -- disasters. some chinese parents are suffering from the side effects of the one child policy. government imposed it to curb the growth of its 1.3 billion feel. if that one child should die, the parents are left in a dire situation. and they may never recover. nhk's report. >> reporter: a married couple. nine years ago their only child suffered a heart attack in high school and died. the death sent his father into depression. then, six months later, they suffered a stroke. now, he can't move the right half of his body. his doctor says the stress has been too much. five years later, he suffered another blow. his employer fired him. but, the misery doesn't stop there. his wife, has cancer. she works at a textile factory. however, the couple can't afford medicine. >> i'm so worried. i have no idea how to make ends meet in the years to come. if our son were alive, he will be supporting us. >> it itss a tradition in china for children to support aging parents. so people who have lost their only child, suffer a double blow. they grieve the loss. and they worry who will take care of them when they get old. three years ago he agreed to help those people. about 300 residents in the province belong to it. all have lost their only child. she leads the group. her son died from a stroke. while attending university ten years ago. lee says she was able to overcome her grief by telling her story to parents. who suffered a similar loss. s the experience led her to start this activity. i thought if the people in the same situation get together and join hands, things around them would improve. lee and her colleagues give support over the phone on weekend. now, that their only child is dead, some callers have lost the will to live. and some even talk about killing themselves. lee can tell that the caller was suffering from deep depression. and decided to visit her. she has lost her daughter and husband. now she lives on her own. >> translator: what should i do? if i die here no one would even notice. it is so panful. it is so painful. lee says that there is a limit to what they can do for these people. >> i urged the government to understand what people who have lost their only child are facing. we have obeyed the government's one-child policy, so there is an urgent need for the government to adopt measures support people like us. >> now, after the one child policy, some local officials are conducting an experiment. they will allow some parents to have more than one child. >> right. and i am joined now from our studio in beijing. so how many other organizations like lee's exist in china? >> there are some in beijing, and shanghai, but the numbers are small. the chinese government says that one million families have lost their only child by the end of last year. new support organizations are emerging slowly, but those ein need are greg faster. >> isn't there any other local government, that are tackling the problem? >> since 2008, bathe beijing government has been supporting the families of a monthly allowance of $33. the shanghai government, one-time money, but, the central government has yet to show any concrete plan. more complaints are posted on the internet. accusing the government for dragging its feet. the criticism will most likely get even louder. >> i see, thank you very much. that was nhk world's correspondent in beijing. >>> they use cells to make heart muscle cells and did the ate a significantly lower cost. the researchers from kyoto university tested 9,600 kinds of compound on induced stem cells. they wanted to see which one was the most efficient for growing heart muscle. they found that one organic compound has a more than 90% chance of bringing abut t ing i transformation. the researchers found they could do that with the compound for about 1/20th the cost of other methods. >> we hope this method will be used in clinical treatments to help patients around the world. we want to contribute to that end. >> the researchers say now they need to test their discovery on animals to see how safe it is.a crashes, volcanic activity, members of japan's nuclear regulation authority is studying a range of catastrophic scenarios to establish safety standard for nuclear plants. japanese power companies have been responsible for devise tharg oing their own measures to deal with the aftermath of disaster. addressing scenarios with earthquakes and tsunami. what happened last year in fukushima, revealed they were unpreparred to cope with catastrophe. it would require, utilities meet the new safety standard before they can restart plants that are currently offline. nro officials met thursday with five experts who are reviewing their current guidelines. the discussion focused on meeting international standard. an outlean ine of the plan will announced as early as january. new standard are expected to be completed by july. >>> and the head of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says, she is concerned about a possible decline in the number of nuclear engineers. allison mcfarland spoke at a public meeting in washington. >> you are not probably going to see a lot of young people, become nuclear engineers. and, so, this is a concern not only to the nuclear industry but to the regulators because you want to make sure that you have adequate staff to ensure that these facilities operate safely. >>> mcfarland said japan's nuclear regulation authority will be better than its predecessor because it is more independent. >> two women from different corners of the world have teamed up to sell something carried by women everywhere. one is from japan. the other, from ethiopia. their partnership to sell these handbags, began years ago. they had to overcome some challenges along the way. nhk world's story. >> reporter: during the last decade the economy has grown more than 10% per year. and employees at this small workshop in the suburb make handbags. now works with 11 local craft people. >> ethiopian leather products are very good. when i discovered this, i immediately saw the great potential. >> it is all made possible by ethiopian sheep. 3,000 meters above sea level. their leather seemed soft and durable. it is world class. most sheep skins used to be exported to manufacturers outside of the country. but, four years ago, the government began to promote the domestic industry. now, it is possible to obtain high quality leather for making handbags right in ethiopia. she first stepped foot in ethiopia ten years ago . at first she was frustrated. many people were so used to living off foreign aid, they seemed to have lost the incentive to work. but after she met her, her attitude changed. the partnership began soon after she came to finish leather product. seeing her work so hard and treat each piece with such care, it made me want to collaborate with some one who had those values. in fact, i wanted to create a brand that would express those values. >> it's nice. we like it. >> the pair wanted to make the designs that showed the influence of ethiopia. this colorful juice drink, famous in ethiopia, inspired the two to design a basic handbag pattern. >> it's unique and interesting. and it gave me an idea. >> the workshop opened two years ago. but the company delayed selling goods in japan and the workers made better quality goods. she still keeps an eye on quality. >> what is this? there is a flaw here? >> she does not compromise. and s >> i felt that i could contribute by working with people who do not have as many opportunities as people in japan. i hope that our products will show ethiopia's beauty and potential. >> their next step is to make more handbags. but first, they need to train new workers. even though it will take lots of time, the two women will press ahead. n >>> an animated film about two men in a retirement home has won the top award. this is japan prize. the international contest, jut standing educational media programs. 60 countries and territories made more than 330 entries to the contest, sponsored by nhk. japan's crown prince attended the award ceremony at the nhk broadcasting center in tokyo. it went to the spanish film. the movie depicts how two men deal with effects of aging. judges cited detail and humorous description of the issue of nursing care. >>> they awarded the best work prin mar in primary, to my classroom. and the best work in innovative media went to the alzheimers experience by the dutch production company submarine. >>> time now to check the world weather forecast, people in the caribbean island are dealing with a very strong storm. let's tornado now to meteorologist, sayaka mori for updates. >> wreaking havoc in the caribbean island. we have some video coming out of cuba. after battering jamaica, the hurricane sandy slammed into cuba thursday as category 2 system. strong wind have toppled trees and downed power lines. also extensive mudslides and flooding occurred, forcing hundreds to seek shelter. now sunday is situated over the bahamas, producing rain and strong wind. hurricanebahamas. into friday. and rainfall of about 150 millimeters, likely here, with locally 300th mudslide. rain extending towards the north. hurricane sandy is expected to move parallel to the east coast of the u.s. for the next couple of days. it looks like it will move into the mid-atlantic region near washington, d.c. or new york city by tuesday. regardless of the track it could certainly produce, rough seas, strong winds and some showers. along the eastern seaboard of the u.s. for the next several days. as for the continent, strong low-pressure system is located over eastern canada, producing moderate to heavy snow and heavy rain. and also, thundershowers along the cold front, and as the rain moving through, temperatures, will drop significantly, so, look at this. only 90 degrees expected in chicago. that is 15 degrees cooler than thursday. 13 degrees in oklahoma city. and threen d ein denver. still on the hot side. 30 degrees in los angeles. we have red flag warnings. for southern california. all right, moving into the philippines, and another tropical system is now moving over the south china sea. this is tropical system, expected to become a severe tropical storm within the next 24 hours. may make the second landfall in vietnam, some time between saturday afternoon into your sunday morning, local time. heavy rain, of up to 100 millimeters is likely, from tonight into saturday night. and more heavy rain, will be coming down in central and northern vietnam, over the weekend. as for the philippines, the stormiest conditions have, have been over. but heavy rain is continuing, as much as 150 millimeters or more likely in the upper part of the philippines including manila over the next 72 hours or so. as for the rest of the -- the east asia, rain is intensifying over the river valley that is going to be spreading into the korean peninsula as well as japan into the weekend. all right. finally let's go to europe. the main story is going to be a big temperature contrast between the north and the south. and anywhere to the north of the front, very chilly. look at this. only 7 degrees expected in berlin. and, 5 degrees in warsaw. and 2 in moscow. and actually, snow showers on the cars for warsaw on your saturday. meanwhile, very warm for this time of year in rome. 24 degrees expected. and 26 in athens. all right. that's it for me now. and up next is your extended, extended forecast. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> that is all for now on this edition of "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. thank you very much for joining us.
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this central subway will be a great success. it will connect to some of the most densely populated and rapidly developing areas, and it will improve access to all of our vibrant communities, and really is investments like this that will foster loyalty among all of our public transit customers while we reduce carbon emissions, make our city cleaner and cleaner. i'm not the only one that thinks this way. you know i'm among many, many friends today in the audience, on stage and i would like to invite at this time someone who has made it a practice to visit our city regularly, to make sure this project was being planned well, that the initial funds that were granted to us by president obama and with the great work of our congressional delegates and speaker pelosi and senator feinstein we would make sure to use it in the right way and creating the jobs and the investment that people wanted to see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the speaker. this was number one on her list. how do we get this project done? jackie spear a strong advocate for this project. you have three great champions, and i will also tell you that in working with senator boxer on the transportation bill this project was always at the top of her list. [applause] so i am delighted to be here. i don't know of another place i would rather be, and i know that all of you are so thrilled with the opportunity that this will create. every one of you sitting out there deserves credit. you've all played a role in this in some way or another. this is not about you. it's about the people. it's also about the next generation of transportation for the next generation for san francisco. that's what this is about. this is your vision. it's a clear vision, and so i am delighted, and very proud to announce today $942 million to the san francisco -- [applause] for the san francisco mta to extend the central subway light rail system from the downtown business district to chinatown. thousands of people will be enabled with good transportation as a result of this project. now, i have a long speech here but i'm going to stop because i know every one of these other people has more important things to say. thank you to the champions. congress women spears, speaker pelosi, senator feinstein and senator boxer you will well served in washington d c and the people will be well served by this project. thank you san francisco. >> secretary lahood. thank you very much for that wonderful news. >> [inaudible] >> it's a really truly a great day for san francisco. great cities need great public transportation systems, and you know what? you know what makes our city great with all these leaders? they listen. they listen to our communities. they understand -- because for years our communities pleaded we need better transportation systems what makes our leaders so great they listen and they act. that is so wonderful. that is what standard that we have for all of our public officials. secretary lahood if you could thank president obama from all of us. yes. [applause] because i know today we're going to spend a lot of precious moments thanking leader pelosi and congress women fine 79 and boxer and. >> >> we're going to thank all of our community members and from china town and all of them have worked very hard. these are not easy projects. they're very complicated and people had to work at the highest levels to make sure that every aspect worked, and a person who has worked tirelessly for 20 years and we join in celebrating 25 years of being in our congress and sought at every stage to make sure these funds were projected, to make sure we're doing our part, that congress is doing their part, all of the federal agencies, the person that first called me to share the news we're out of the white house and into the congress and wait our magical 60 to 90 days and lees give a warm welcome leader nancy pelosi. [applause] >> who is also keeping track on the giants. >> you know mr. mayor i always listen attentively to every world you say but i know you want me to say it's the bottom of the ninth and one out and in a matter of minutes we have another cause for celebration and you said jam san francisco didn't happen last week. we may have another potential for this weekend as well. thank you mr. mayor for your kind words. thank you everyone for the role you played in making this important day possible. i am here with my son paul and he can attest to the fact we are part of the 30 stockton crowd. we used to take it downtown and we would say "here comes the bus. there goes the bus". because it was always crowded mr. secretary. it would always be crowded and today is one things that contributes to the mobility of families, bringing people to work to play and improve their quality of life. secretary lahood has been one of the truest friends to san francisco. he has been a leader that has -- [applause] -- he has helped us make our case to the white house, to omb, and the rest. as we celebrate today we also have to recognize that this fits comfortably in an array of projects under his leadership as secretary of transportation and with the great leadership of president barack obama whether it was the presidio park way, transway terminal, completion of third street rail and all of that. in recent years when he served in the congress and now as the secretary of transportation. he knows full well the role that senator boxer played and he was a member in congress of the transportation committee and the consensus she is building in the senate on this is quite remarkable so i am honored to be here with senator feinstein and our colleagues and share in this for san francisco and what you see here mr. secretary is consent. our great mayor lee -- he is the consensus maestro and brings people together and he said "listen, listen" and we act upon the consensus of our community. it's about consensus. it's about community. it's about here comes the bus and now we can get on it, but it's also about all the things the mayor said. it's about the quality of our air. again sitting comfortably in other projects in california that secretary lahood hood worked so hard on. the two senators were instrumental in making better and we in the house urged passage for the high speed rail in the central valley, whether it's mass transit, rail, high speed rail and terminal and presidio and others -- what is it? transit first? transit first. it's about jobs. it's about comcommerce. it's about quality of air. it's about quality of life and building consensus in america and by doing so and by listening and leadership from the white house we are able to be a model to the nation with projects of national significance so that other communities can follow our lead, and i join the mayor in seluting the leadership of president barack obama. without his leadership, his priorities, without the work that was done in appropriations committee and diane is a senior -- when i say senior i mean high ranking. i was a senior too so i take it as a complement but that's where a lot of this work is done so without president barack obama and his commitment to build america we wouldn't have this success today and it's a global vision but it has an impact on everyone that comes to san francisco and especially those that live in san francisco and makes a great difference in the lives of our friends in chinatown and we celebrate their work too and thank you very much for this very important day. [applause] >> so please check that score for me again nancy. our next speaker was once our mayor -- will always be our mayor, one that has served so well in the senate and now while she has a higher calling she still finds time to remind me "make sure i pay attention to the streets of san francisco" but she has also been a great supporter of not only transportation, but this year she's also said we're going to make sure we protect the cleanest water system this country has, our hetch hetchy. please welcome to the stage senator dianne feinstein. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much mayor lee, leader pelosi, jackie spear, david chiu. most importantly i think the finest secretary of transportation we have had, and nancy said what he has done for san francisco. i can tell you this is a secretary for california as well. [applause] whether it's riverside county, whether it's los angeles, whether it's the central valley, whether it's the san francisco bay area secretary lahood has been responsible. he's been available for phone calls. he's listened to the reasons for projects and he has moved ahead. would you give him a big round of applause please. [applause] >> well, it's time to say a prayer. it's bottom of the ninth. they have two on and one out, so everybody -- if the giants win this i think they can win the series but they need to win this so let it happen please. i can't tell you how important i feel this project is. i also can't tell you how hard it is to build anything in san francisco, so this project must move ahead. i think commerce depends on it and i think people depend on it. nancy said it very well but let me just say what the ridership is expected to be. when this central subway opens in 2019 daily ridership along the third street line is estimated to be 43,700. this is expected to rise to 65,000 people per day in 2030. this project is estimated to have the second highest ridership per mile of all subway and light rail proposals seeking federal funding nationwide, and it will be the most happily used muni line. that's the rational for this project. no question it's expensive. it's worth it if people use it. it's worth it if they stay out of the automobile. it's worth it if it aids in creating space on our bus lines so it's a very important project. i am here to help in my way which is as an appropriator in the senate. jackie has helped in her way. nancy has helped in her way as a leader of a great political party in washington, so mr. secretary everybody that is here we thank you for our responsiveness. it's just great to welcome you here and go giants. [applause] >> mateo county supervisor to both houses of our california state legislature since 2008 and she has been in congress for jobs and our environment and she been such a great champion of public transportation that even cal train named a loco motor after jackie spear. please welcome congress woman jackie spear. >> thank you mr. mayor. thank you secretary lahood. thank you to the incredible leadership, senator feinstein, nancy pelosi and mayor lee and the board of supervisors to chairman nol an from the sfmta. i am on pins and needles. do we have anything else to report? it's still at the same point we think they're in commercials. i am reminded from the song from "top gun" "take my breath away" and $942 million takes my breath away and i think to mayor lee for that amount i think we should get a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden gate bridge when 75 years ago that was going to be built and little did we know what that bridge would bring to the economy of san francisco and marin and as we look ahead for 75 years it's interesting what this does for this region. you know the bay area has become the blue angels of science. we do lots of stunts, and we are very successful at doing those stunts and we do them at high speeds, and between this project and the project for cal train to electifiy it over the next seven years $3 billion is going to be spent regionally on transit here, and we can say thank you to the secretary of transportation and to the regional transit authorities who have create thursday opportunity for the transportation. >> >> that will create a 22nd century of transit for the tronst century of jobs so thank you to secretary lahood and thank you to the leadership for all that we have accomplished here today. [applause] >> peter rogof was dominated to serve in the federal administration by the department of transportation in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection and that promise was made because we have the opportunity here to cut the commute for tens of thousands of people everyday in half by this investment. the vast majority of the people don't own a car. they depend on transit. well today through president obama's leadership, secretary lahood leadership, the vision of the leaders on the stage we are here to commit $942 million to fulfill that promise. [applause] >> with the signing of this grant agreement we are taking $942 million paid by california taxpayers and to create jobs now when we need them. we're also using those dollars to improve the quality of life, and as jackie spear pointed out plan for the future and economic prosperity of this whole area. when this subway extension opens as senator feinstein pointed out there will be 44,000 people using this light rail line. what she didn't point out that will make it the second or third busiest light rail in the united states. this is an environment that needs to be made and once it's built are gone the days when we have senior citizens watching the drive by and waiting for a bus that won't stop and then they have to stand on the bus and that bus has to crawl through the same traffic as the cars and get there in way too long period of time. means we will get into a elevator and on the rail and get to your destination in as little as eight minutes. for transit to succeed in the country it needs to be reliable and viable and we need it in the bay area reliable. muni has its challenges and bart is running the oldest rail cars in the united states right now. >> is it over? >> it's over. [applause] >> congratulations san francisco. i thought she was cheering for old rail cars on bart. [laughter] but let me just point out there is something that we at dot have been focusing on a lot these days and that is the recent census told us that the united states is going to have 150 million more citizens by 2050 and if we won't let the growth overwhelm it we need to plan for it and we plan for it with transit systems like this. we need to invest in the systems that we have but expand the growth of tomorrow, so let me just say it's very easy for me as federal transit administrator to stand up and make these speeches but i want recognize the people that really made it happen. would everyone stand up that has been working on this project for the last two decades? [applause] these are the people that do the environmental work, the planning, the staging, the construction planning, the contracting. these are the people that made it work, the board members. thank you for all your leadership. thank you to all the leaders up here. we are going to reinvest in the system that we have and maybe great investment for jobs and prosperity for tomorrow. thank you. [applause] >> thank you peter. we should get you up more whenever we win games. well, next up to bat president of our board of supervisors, supervisor of district three where the greatest impact in the neighborhoods will be felt in a positive way for central subway. someone who doesn't own a car. rides his bike everywhere and takes public transportation and learn to riding a bike at night and watching out for everybody not to interfere with him. our board met david chiu. >> good afternoon. i am so honored to be part of the second most significant san francisco celebration today. in all seriousness i am honored to be here representing not just the board of supervisors, but generations of unanimous votes at my board of supervisors over the years. are they doing this for me? i want to thank mayor lee for his leadership over the years. i of course want to thank and welcome our washington advocates. mr. secretary, you may think that it is not sunny today, but the sun is shining here. you are feeling our warmth. i want to thank you. i want to thank our administrator rogot and thank president obama. washington dc gets it. [applause] and of course i have to thank our former mayor and senator dianne feinstein. her transit leadership began at city hall when she over saw the rebuilt of our cable car system and wonderful you have been part of this and champion for this all these years. congress woman spare thank you and speaker pelosi we want to thank you for shepherding this subway. we needed champions like all of you and thank you for that.
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science center in los angeles. people will not be allowed "endeavour" but will get to walk underneath it. governor jerry brown will attend this morning's grand opening. >>> it is 4:55. let's check back in on mike inouye to see what's happening on our roads. it looks like it's tough to see out there. >> yeah, we're going to show you what we can't see. these are the headlights coming toward us. i've moved the camera we have in emeryville. normally we look at the approach to the bay bridge. i moved it pointing straight down just to show from the rooftops to the roadway there's some low clouds that keep drifting through. visibility may be an issue in patches. the roadway is okay, it's just the low clouds continue to hover. the maps you see, it looks like it's clear. again for the roadway and visibility out of the caldecott tunnel and down the east shore freeway, you're okay. at the top of the screen you see the orange. that's where the fog might be an issue for drivers especially coming through the north bay, from santa rosa in toward mill valley. we'll also look at the fog aro
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not the case. i think that los angeles county they spent $9,000 per student in public school system. the average cost of private school $6,000. i support the voucher system that allow the parents to put the children in charter schools, private schools, what we cannot escape is that the school system is broken, again, let's ask the senator, why did the senator support, why did the senator oppose legislation that one of his fellow democrats proposed that would remove dangerous teachers that were convicted of crimes from the classroom and from the public roles? i would like to know the answer to that. >> thank you. mr. leno. >> the 47 out of 50 states figure that miss dillan used is not in educational out comes it is in per pupil. we rank 47th. >> as a result we rank 50 as the number of counselors and the number of nurses in our schools and the number of libranias in. you get what you pay for. >> our state has been starved for cash for the past ten years as a result of tax cuts the state could not afford that the prior governor put on the credit cards. we need to provide significantly
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eso >>y en mi viaje a los Ángeles me paso, y tenia al lado una señora y quien no le importó y agarró. (risas) ♪.. >>no, no, no. ella quiere cantar para presentar que tenemos a pilar desde méxico >>el se cree mucho porque gano con el el chacal de la trompeta, pero cuando yo gane. vamos a méxico. >>ella está poniendo palabras en mi boca. >>buenos dias por la mañana, como estás. >>y eso que fue? >>no entendí oiga, >>así saludamos en venezolano >>pilarica te ves muy linda. >>estoy muy bien. les voy a platicar algo muy interesante. estuvimos en el estado de hidalgo, y descubrimos un recorrido denominado la caminata nocturna, que es un recorrido por un parque ecológico que ayuda a concientizar a las personas vamos a ver esto. >>el entrenamiento basico para poder entrar a la caminata nocturna, es poder entender las instrucciones de nuestro guia, nuestros coyote >>no somos entrenadores, sino que es para concientizar a los nuestros y que no sigan sucediendo más muertes. (gritos). >>tenemos que correr. >>jóvenes, familias y niños se unen para el cruce del desierto. las personas re
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los angeles as to where these parks are that are still left outstanding, the 14 you mentioned. are they in neighborhoods we should be concerned about or are they all over the city? >> so, what is really nice about what the city services auditor has done, the report card they do for parks and streets extends to one page, there is a large report that is attached to it. so, what will go through a geographic map and show where those parks are in the case of parks, in the case of streets and sidewalks, similarly for them. as we develop our score card, we could ask specific questions about service and reliability and water quality and supply assurance, earthquake preparedness by neighborhood as examples if that would be helpful. >> can i get a copy of that raoerth? >> yes. * report for the viewing public, both the reports for streets and parks are at the controller's website. >> any questions? commissioner moran. >> thank you very much. this is a policy that's been in the works for sometime. i don't know when we first started talking about it, but it was a year ago. >>
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
recordkeeping by vendors supplying the los angeles retailer. forever 21 has refused to comply with the subpoena to provide backup documents. steps are now being taken to make them cooperate. >> and we'll be right back. >>> now we want to take a look at what is coming up next on nbc bay area news. >> jessica aguirre is here with the rundown. >> from the price of the pump to politics, sandy is causing chaos all across the country. at 6:00 a hollywood starlet in a very public breakup, silicon valley style. jessica alba is dumping apple, and that is making waves for window. those stories and our continuing coverage of the giants' world series run when i join you at 6:00. >> we'll see you then. >> the big victory parade on wednesday. how is the forecast? >> the pressure is on. things looking better. actually, as we take a look at the forecast, we're going to call it ghostly clear for the morning. party cloudy. >> party cloudy. >> been consulting with brian wilson there. at 3:00, things dry, no rally rain. >> party cloudy. we'll see you at 6:00. >> good night. [ male announcer ] pillsbury gr
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are stuck in los angeles, and you live in new york, you have no choice. i was walking down street in manhattan, full of tourists, lost zombie tourists with nothing else to do, they are just walking, aimlessly. that i want to go home. gerri: southwest rebooking 14 days from original travel date, and fantastic picture of laguardia airport flooding, you see this picture you will be so happy, that is awful. >> amazing. gerri: so glad you are not flying tonight, tomorrow or the day after, my question for you, what is this going to get normal. >> probably saturday or sunday, i know one person that tweeted said they are stuck in istanbul, and they are not coming back for a week they live in new york. it will take a long time. gerri: i am trying to get to washington you know, not going to turkey. george thank you. >> thank you. >> all right when we come back, stock market is closed for two days over worry of safety of electronic trading. former fcc chairman, gives us his take after the break. 0t[h7 gerri: new york stock exchange will reopen for trading tomorrow. gerri: many homeowners who s
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through the streets of los angeles. last month they flew the "endeavour" on the back of a 747 to l.a. there it is. past few weeks and tomorrow, it's been sitting there for the past few weeks and tomorrow, they're going to roll it through the streets of l.a. to the california science center where it will be on permanent display. the shuttle is five stories tall, weighs 77 metric tons, which is about 170,000 pounds. maybe they should have done this before gas prices went up to $5 a gallon. they're not rocket scientists -- oh, wait, they are rocket scientists. [ laughter ] the city is closing streets down to get the "endeavour" through. which will slow traffic down. you have to admit, space shuttle jam is a pretty awesome reason to be late for work. some of the businesses along the route aren't happy about the street closures, including the guy who owns local landmark randy's doughnuts. >> ron weintraub, who owns randy's doughnuts, the so-called mother of all parades as named by the mayor is more like the bummer of all parades because of the street closures and all the business he could
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los angeles where it estimated 1 million spectators watched it go by. with russia that live as well. the new exhibit will include two parts. before entering law call you a tour an exhibit that tells the story of california's aerospace industry in the shuttle program. it features videos, images, and artifacts, including endeavour's toilet and kitchen. visitors will enter the samuel auction pavilion. if you need a up close and personal look. still ahead on the kron 4 morning knows hurricane sandy strike and the east coast leaving residents without power and also leaving city officials dealing with flooding fires and damaged buildings plus the gian about before tomorrow morning. plus will be keeping an eye on the skies with erica she will be along with a check of whether in george will be along with with a check of whether in george will be along with whether[ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a
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previous year. >>> the retired space shuttle "endeavour" opens to the public today in los angeles. visitors can now see the 122-foot long orbiter for themselves after it went cross-country, piggybacked across the country, 11-mile journey through the streets of l.a. as well. "endeavour" spent a total of 296 days in space and circled the earth more than 4,600 times. can you see it for yourself on the next family vacation. it is now 12 minutes past hour. back to matt and savannah. something fun to think about. >> yeah. >> that would be an awesome family vacay. >> a that circling around the earth was easier than getting it through the streets of los angeles, a tough trip, really was. >>> back to lul the streets. let's go to new jersey where al is standing by. >> hey, when you see the sand, this isn't just a veneer of sand, this goes down about six inches deep. i mean it is a lot of -- you can imagine the effort it's going to take to get all of this off the streets. it's just really mind boggling to think about it. you get a sense of the power of water. let's show you what we have going on today
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francisco 64 y los Ángeles 70, un dia bello y despejado para ustedes. ahora quiero pasar a los cumpleaños. >>claro que si, vincent de la florida, felicidades. >>ana maría de la florida 17 años >>samanta rodríguez de nueva york 12 años. >>a la príncesa de texas que cumple 9 años. >>miren que cachetes, son una belleza. >>hellen vásquez de illinois 3 añoitos. >>y un saludo a teresita díaz de cuba, que hoy cumple años, felicidades. con qué nos vamos, raúl. >>el tequeteque!! ♪.. ♪.. >>a bailar. ♪.. ♪.. >>eh, eh eh ♪.. ♪.. >>mire, ya que andamos medio brujos, no se olvide de la seguridad en noche de brujas, para que pase una noche de seguridad junto a los suyos. >>y claudia molina nos dice como rendir más y mejor para que tenga un fisico espectacular con la dieta del atleta >>y funciona perdonar a una pareja después de una infidelidad, en breves minutos le diremos si vale la pena hacerlo >>y también nos visita mariana seoane. >>y la pelea entre jenni rivera y esteban loaiza. >>la diva de la banda manda mensaje. pongale teque teque a su vida. ♪. ♪. despierta amé m
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today at the california science center in los angeles. some astronauts will be on hand for the grand opening of the new shuttle display. it attracted thousands as it was moved from l.a.x. to the museum this month. it will move to a new week at the museum in five years. >>> 5:26. in the next half hour, sandy of course living up to the hype. >> millions in new york city are left in the dark. we have team coverage on the storm's trail of destruction. >> and as the storm changes, so do flights. what air travelers can expect today. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, millions of people are witht power or mass transit and my areas are floode >>> sandy hammers the east coast leaving destruction in her path. millions
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stuck in paris, in moscow, in london, in los angeles, chicago, honolulu, all over the world because of this hurricane. it's going to take a long time to get back up and running. back to you. >> i wouldn't mind be stuck in paris, but other than that it is a real crisis. thank you very much, tom costello. >>> president obama is putting campaigning on hold to deal with this historic storm. chuck todd joins us next from the white house. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. yeah, you -- you know, everything can cost upwards of...[ whistles ] i did not want to think about that. relax, relax, relax. look at me, look at me. three words, dad -- e-trade financial consultants. so i can just go talk to 'em? just walk right in and tal
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threatened their lives. >>> and retired space shuttle endeavour opens to the public today in los angeles. visitors can now see the 122-foot long orbiter for themselves after its cross-country piggyback ride and 11-mile journey through the streets of los angeles. endeavour spent a total of 296 days in space and circled earth more than 4,600 times. earlier is another word for earth. it's now 20 minutes after the hour. back to matt and savannah. it was earth not early, but i'm sure it was early when they circled earth. >> yes, exactly. >> as the moments passed. thank you very much. >> we get back to al on the jersey shore. he has a check of your local forecast. hey, al. >> thanks, savannah. we just saw about three blocks down a front-end loader going by. i spoke with a howard county official about a half hour ago. he said they can't even imagine what they're going to need to clear these streets out, and there's another high tide, and they may be getting more of this on top of what they already have. out west there's a big storm going on in the pacific northwest where we're seeing heavy rain in the pa
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she was a graduate from usc in los angeles. now, here are pictures out of new jersey that show the extreme damage. this morning, there is an ongoing rescue effort after a huge flow of water flooded a small town in the northern part of the state. atlantic city became an extension of the atlantic ocean. seaweed and ocean debris swirled in the knee deep water covering downtown streets. take a look at this. these are live pictures out of new york this morning. the snapped construction crane is right now dangling 75 stories high over a construction project. it broke yesterday afternoon when the winds pounded manhattan. a nearby hotel was evacuated in case the snapped portion of the machinery crashed. and as you heard this morning, 7.4 million homes are without power on the east coast and that number could rise. pg&e tells us this morning it is sending more than 150 employees some from northern california to help restore power there. live in studio, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> sandy is no longer a hurricane or a tropical storm. but it is still massive and still doing some dam
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always to get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson standing by in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. hurricane sandy not only is taking an impact on the east coast but it is also putting a twist in the political schedule today. we are just one week out from the election. neither candidate is campaigning as planned. president obama is staying in d.c. to monitor the storm and help prep for any disaster relief. mitt romney is also putting a stop to his events saying it is out of sensitivity for the millions of people in sandy's path. romney did have events scheduled today in ohio but now he's telling the state not only to support the east coast during the storm but also to support the entire country by electing him as president. if we did have a romney presidency, disaster relief could be very different. during a primary debate earlier this season, romney seemed to be absolutely in favor of shutting fema down. now that we are in the middle of a natural disaster, he says no. he wouldn't shut it down. he would just send more power to the s
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huge e febt across the country -- effect across the country, people in seattle, san francisco, los angeles, around the world flights have been cancelled. i know many people in other continents that cannot get back to the united states today. also we did get late word from new york governor cuomo this morning he said possibly jfk will be open tomorrow. he doubts la guardia here in new york will be open because of flooding on the runways. there's a lot of train issues i want to update you on right now. you have 1 1/2 million commuters that are just sitting, standing by because amtrak had cancelled all services along the northeast corridor. this includes several things that impact the business of the financial center of the world, and that's manhattan everybody. new jersey transit, they use amtrak tracks. governor christie is saying there is extensive damage on every line, every track. new jersey path train, people coming to work every single day, thousands of people, those trains could be out for seven days possibly more governor christie said this morning. let's talk about the issue
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jacki schechner, this is jim ward. >> hello. >> holding down the fort here in los angeles reporting on the hurricane that came ashore last night in the mid-atlantic states. >> it is still sandy, but now it's a post tropical cyclone. >> that doesn't have a ring to it -- ♪ sandy the post tropical cyclone ♪ >> i like superstorm but that implies it has a cape. i heard a great explanation this morning. they were talking about how this storm is like a skater with it's arming out and it is turning counter clockwise, and the fingertips of the skater are bringing the cold air down from canada. and that's probably why we got the water that we did -- >> because it was funneled into long island sound and down the east river. >> i wonder what effect the melting ice cap has had all on all of this. because a big chunk of greenland slipped into the water recently but not by global warming. >> exactly. right now i want to talk to scott keys. he is with thinkprogress, and he wrote a great article. scott thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> great to be with you all. >> yeah, you were